Saturday, 19 August 2017
Gardening

How to Deal with the Snow in Your Yard

Sometimes having to deal with the snow in your yard is very difficult. Depending on where you live and how the winters in your area are, you can have several choices: you can choose not to deal with the snow at all – which in some cases is the most desired scenario because you will have more free time to spend it in your cozy home with all your dear ones. Another scenario would be for you to be able to choose whether you want to deal with the snow in your yard – this means that the snow layer in your yard is medium height and it’s not the end of the world if you leave your yard just as it is. A third scenario would be for you not to have any choice.

Thin layer of snow

For the first scenario when the layer of snow is very thin, using a snow shovel would help you give your yard a nice coquette groomed look. You will not have very much to do and your back will not even begin to hurt before you have already cleared all the snow in your yard. If this winter is too harsh on your yard then you probably can use your snow shovel only for the little alley in front of your house.

Bushes

You may have in your yard some nice plants and you are afraid that the heavy snow will drag them down and finally break their leaves. If this is the case then you can try to clear the snow on them by using a soft broom. Don’t take all the snow down at once, do it softly little by little. This way you diminish the risk of breaking the plants.

Snow clearing device suitable for all your yard

When you have to deal with a thick layer of snow then you need a heavy duty non-mechanical device. A snow blower would be a great choice. Having this kind of device prepared for the winter will help you keep calm and have control over any situation that you may encounter during these few winter months. There are many snow blowers models on the market, but basically anyone of them could fit in one of these categories: either little capacity ones or big capacity ones. Make sure to read some reviews in order to pick a model that can handle the caprices of your local winters.

Snow sculptures

Clearing your yard of snow presumes moving all the snow in your yard in only one place. Now you’re probably wondering what to do with all this snow. Well, here is an idea – why not try to make a snow sculpture of it. Kids will love it for sure. Even if you are not the type of person that brags about what beautiful artistic talents he or she has, take a chance and have fun trying to make a snow sculpture. Don’t worry, if it really doesn’t go the way you have imagined it, you can always flatten the snow and put some Christmas decorations on it!