Storing and Distributing De-icing Salt and Grit

As you’re getting in stocks of grit salt or de-icing salt ready for winter, you might want to think about where you’re going to store the salt, and how you’re going to spread it. Rock salt suppliers can usually also supply grit bins in various sizes, and spreaders, so it’s a matter of deciding which one will suit you. Check out this little guide to storage and distribution, and you will be able to buy with confidence.

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De-icing Your Drive and Paths This Winter

clearing-snow-off-drivesHopefully the roads will be taken care of however clearing our driveways from ice and snow is a job we have to tackle ourselves. 

Make sure you are prepared for winter in advance so you save time, money and to keep safe

Here is our guide to keeping your drive ice and snow free.

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Preparing for Winter | A How To Guide

It may seem early to be thinking about winter, but the first frost will be on us before we know, and there are plenty of jobs that are much easier to do while the weather is warmer. So get ahead, and get yourself sorted out in plenty of time for winter.

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Preparing For Winter | The House Check List

There are many jobs that we have to do around the house and garden to make sure your ready for the cold days and nights of British winter.  Here is a quick check list of things you may have forgoten to do or check:

  • Check exterior water pipes are insulated from frost.
  • Clean gutters and roof gullys out.
  • Check bulbs in outdoor lighting
  • Feed the lawn with a winter lawn feed... more info
  • Mulch flowerbeds and borders and fleece any delicated plants. More winter garden tips
  • Keep leaves out of ponds (leaves in ponds de-oxygenises the water as the rot)
  • Check car batteries.
  • Check engine coolent antifreeze level and top up screen wash with winter wash.
  • Check your stocks of de-icing rock salt (consider a community shared grit bin it will reduce the costs and help the neighbours out!)

We hope this little list helps you out, like it or share it with your friends to help them out too! 

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