Depending on where you live, the length of winter may vary. The duration of which your property is exposed to the harsh winter elements may vary as well. However, if you live in the Brampton area, you are well aware that winter is not easy to endure. We begin to prepare for winter throughout the fall months. However, the weather can always change and surprise us by bringing an early snowfall. As pretty as it is, snow and ice pose different concerns. Icy conditions do not allow for an easy commute, and pathways are more difficult to walk through. Your lawn and landscape properties will also need tending too before the first snowfall. It is common to experience ice and snow damage, crown hydration, and snow mold. The goal is to keep your lawn healthy for the spring and ensure your plants survive the winter as well. One thing that can make our winter a bit more bearable is de-icing salt and de-icing agents.
De-icing salt prevents the ice from forming, allowing for easy snow and ice removal, melting slippery patches, and maintaining traction. The purpose of de-icing salt and de-icing agents are for safe travels throughout the winter. De-icing salt is cost-effective and can be found at FSI Landscape Supply. When buying in bulk, salt can be easily stored until the next winter season. Pre-bagged salt is also readily stocked and available for you. It is always ideal to plan ahead. No one wants to purchase essential items in the rush of winter. The amount used is dependant upon the amount of ice and expected snowfall, which will vary as we can never predict the weather here in the Brampton area. Bulk salt can also be purchased to ensure to matter how much ground there is to cover or industrial need; there is enough salt to go around.
De-icing agents and de-icing salt come in a variety of different solutions. Some may include calcium chloride or magnesium chloride. Calcium chloride has the ability to melt ice and snow quicker in comparison to other agents. Magnesium Chloride is mainly used as a pre-wetting agent to speed the performance of road salt. To ensure which is best to use and most safe for the environment, always ask our landscaping professionals here at FSI.
Do not forget; you will also require safe de-icing salt for outdoor living spaces, patios, pool decks, and terraces. All your necessary landscaping supplies to survive a winter in Brampton can be found at FSI Landscape Supply. Mulch, de-icing agents, bulk salt, pre-bagged salt, and much more. FSI is a one-stop-shop conveniently located within the GTA. Our staff at FSI will help you keep your grass green, your plants alive, and your commute safe with de-icing salt. Enjoy winter safely with our help!
Winter landscaping tips
- Remove fallen leaves
- Mow lawn before first snowfall
- Mulch soil beds to provide nutrients
- Purchase salt, de-icing agents and bulk salt here at FSI Landscape Supply