At Landscape Solutions, our commitment to protecting our environment compels us to take a different approach. We didn’t stop with an alternatively-fueled fleet of snow removal trucks to reduce harmful emissions, we ALSO use products to combat ice that have been developed to be effective, but gentler to the environment than traditional ice-removal methods.

The Potential Impact of Traditional Ice Melt Products

Traditionally, rock salt (sodium chloride) has been used to melt ice. Cheap and effective in the short-term, the harm comes after the ice and snow are gone. Sodium chloride is devastating to vegetation and dangerous for pets. Residual product gets washed into waterways where the increased salinity can be harmful to fish and contaminate the supply of drinking water.

Recently, increased awareness of these environmental impacts has lead to the availability of products that are safer to the environment than traditional rock salt. The key is in striking a balance between effectiveness and the environmental impact of a product. If a product is 100% safe to the environment but not effective in melting ice, then it is a waste of time and resources.

The Ice Melt Products We Proudly Use

Ice Cutter ® & Pure Melt ®

The products we use are not only effective means of ice control, but offer the additional benefit of being less harmful to the environment — including people, pets, and vegetation. When used as directed, these products:

  • Provide no-slip protection on steps, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Feature long-lasting melting action for added protection and economy
  • Have a highly visible color indicator
  • Are safe for pets
  • Will not kill vegetation
  • Will not damage concrete

What can YOU do to protect the environment while combatting winter elements?

As you combat snow and ice on your walkways and driveways, keep these tips in mind:

  • When possible, use an ice breaker and some elbow grease to combat ice. Sometimes, this can eliminate the need for the application of chemical products.
  • Shovel more and use fewer chemicals. Get out early as the snow begins to accumulate and start shoveling before there are several inches. This will make your job easier.
  • Use sand (sparingly) to give traction. If traction is all that is needed, a little sand may do the trick. Sand can still accumulate in storm sewers and be tracked into your house, so don’t sue more than is necessary. Do not use kitty litter.
  • Look for environmentally friendly ice melt products and apply sparingly when necessary. No chemical products are perfect, but a good rule of thumb is that if a product claims to be “pet-friendly,” then it is also safe for vegetation and your family.

{Source: http://groovygreenlivin.com/tips-for-eco-friendly-snow-and-ice-removal/}

Our commitment to protecting the environment from harmful runoff isn’t put on ice when the weather gets rough! Read how our alternatively-fueled fleet is removing snow while reducing harmful emissions.

What about the snow and ice removal in your subdivision or commercial property?

If you are in a position to make or influence the decision on a company to combat snow and ice, consider the efforts and commitment of Landscape Solutions to providing such services in an environmentally friendly way. CONTACT US for more information.

At Landscape Solutions, our commitment to protecting our environment compels us to take a different approach. We didn’t stop with an alternatively-fueled fleet of snow removal trucks to reduce harmful emissions, we ALSO use products to combat ice that have been developed to be effective, but gentler to the environment than traditional ice-removal methods.

The Potential Impact of Traditional Ice Melt Products

Traditionally, rock salt (sodium chloride) has been used to melt ice. Cheap and effective in the short-term, the harm comes after the ice and snow are gone. Sodium chloride is devastating to vegetation and dangerous for pets. Residual product gets washed into waterways where the increased salinity can be harmful to fish and contaminate the supply of drinking water.

Recently, increased awareness of these environmental impacts has lead to the availability of products that are safer to the environment than traditional rock salt. The key is in striking a balance between effectiveness and the environmental impact of a product. If a product is 100% safe to the environment but not effective in melting ice, then it is a waste of time and resources.

The Ice Melt Products We Proudly Use

Ice Cutter ® & Pure Melt ®

The products we use are not only effective means of ice control, but offer the additional benefit of being less harmful to the environment — including people, pets, and vegetation. When used as directed, these products:

  • Provide no-slip protection on steps, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Feature long-lasting melting action for added protection and economy
  • Have a highly visible color indicator
  • Are safe for pets
  • Will not kill vegetation
  • Will not damage concrete

What can YOU do to protect the environment while combatting winter elements?

As you combat snow and ice on your walkways and driveways, keep these tips in mind:

  • When possible, use an ice breaker and some elbow grease to combat ice. Sometimes, this can eliminate the need for the application of chemical products.
  • Shovel more and use fewer chemicals. Get out early as the snow begins to accumulate and start shoveling before there are several inches. This will make your job easier.
  • Use sand (sparingly) to give traction. If traction is all that is needed, a little sand may do the trick. Sand can still accumulate in storm sewers and be tracked into your house, so don’t sue more than is necessary. Do not use kitty litter.
  • Look for environmentally friendly ice melt products and apply sparingly when necessary. No chemical products are perfect, but a good rule of thumb is that if a product claims to be “pet-friendly,” then it is also safe for vegetation and your family.

{Source: http://groovygreenlivin.com/tips-for-eco-friendly-snow-and-ice-removal/}

Our commitment to protecting the environment from harmful runoff isn’t put on ice when the weather gets rough! Read how our alternatively-fueled fleet is removing snow while reducing harmful emissions.

What about the snow and ice removal in your subdivision or commercial property?

If you are in a position to make or influence the decision on a company to combat snow and ice, consider the efforts and commitment of Landscape Solutions to providing such services in an environmentally friendly way. CONTACT US for more information.

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