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If you haven’t inspected your property lately for potholes, cracked sidewalks and clogged storm drains, grab your coat.

There’s still time before the next big snow.

Paul Weaver, construction manager at Level Green Landscaping, shares a few potential hazards you should check out before snow removal season, to keep everybody who visits your property safe.

Have you signed up for snow removal yet?

What are you waiting for?

(If you answer “snow,” that’s the wrong answer.)

“The longer you wait, the fewer resources will be available for you,” says Paul Wisniewski, division manager at Level Green Landscaping. “It may take longer for us to do your snow removal, which adds more risk.”

Sign that contract.

Salt is one of those things we take for granted. But there isn’t an endless supply, especially this year, as companies that provide commercial snow management services brace for a serious shortage of the ice-melting material.

What’s the impact of salt shortages?

How can we use less salt, but still keep commercial properties safe for customers, tenants and visitors?

Ron Eckman explains. He’s the owner of Deicing Depot, which supplies deicing equipment and materials to customers throughout the country, including Level Green Landscaping.

Use less salt, he says. Here’s how.

Planning your snow removal budget for the winter is tricky.

You want to make sure your contract covers all your winter needs. But what are your winter needs? And the big question: how much to budget for snow removal?

The goal: to protect everyone who spends time on your commercial property and minimize your organization’s chance of being exposed to snow and ice-related hazards such as slips, falls, traffic accidents, and property damage.

How to create a winter-proof snow removal budget?

Winter’s wrath might seem months away, but it’s time to think about brining now.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, we’re already planning our winter weather attack.

Are you?

Will your parking lots, walkways and entrances be slick danger zones, or clear, safe passages for your customers, tenants and employees?

Brining can make the difference.

What exactly is brining? How does it work? Why do you need it?

If it’s related to your green and growing property, Level Green Landscaping can take care of it.

But, let’s face it, we’re not Superman.

 

While we handle most landscaping services in-house with our own skilled crews, we’re not experts in everything. Sometimes, we need a bit of help.

That’s where subcontractors come in. When customers need a landscaping-related service we don’t offer in-house, we hire an expert company in that field to tackle the job.

Level Green Landscaping account manager Joey Schneider tells about the process — and why subcontractors are a good thing.

There’s more to planning a snow and ice management attack than looking out the window.

Although, that’s part of it.

“All that weather out there is different,” says Level Green Landscaping account manager Jonathan Friend, “and it comes at us in different ways.

“We might get rain that turns to ice. Two inches of snow might fall, but the first inch doesn’t stick. And two years ago, we got a storm that dropped 30 inches of snow.”

That’s why Level Green’s snow management plan isn’t one size fits all. If you’re a property manager, it helps to keep that in mind.

Friend walks us through the different snow event types and how crews attack them.

When the snow starts to pile up on your commercial property, you need it out of the way.

When an ice storm looms, you need your parking lot, driveways and walkways free of treacherous ice.

Sounds pretty basic.

But when it comes to your property’s snow and ice management services, you want to make sure your contract covers all your winter needs.

The goal: to protect everyone who spends time on your commercial property, and minimize your organization’s chance of being exposed to snow and ice-related hazards such as slips, falls, traffic accidents, and property damage.

So, what are the must-have services to include in your contract?

Winter can keep a property manager up at night.

And we’re not just talking about howling winds and ice pelting the windows.

When you’re in charge of a commercial property, the safety of everyone who visits is in your hands. And winter weather dishes up a host of potential hazards.

What are the top winter safety concerns for a property manager? And how do you prevent them?

Paul Wisniewski, Level Green Landscaping division manager, walks us through the slippery scenarios.