Spring is on the way! While it may be easy to assume that warmer weather means winter woes are behind us, the reality of the freeze-thaw season is that parking lot and commercial property landscaping and upkeep is more important than ever. Read on to learn how you can help prepare your business for spring and reduce the risk of costly accidents during the transition between seasons.

Consistency is Key

While warmer days and plenty of sunshine can be a welcoming relief from chilly winter days, rapid changes in temperature and climate can present a unique set of challenges for your property. Parking lots and sidewalks can often become covered in ice, huge puddles of stagnant water, and a build up of mud or gravel. To ensure your space is easily accessible, as well as safe, it’s best to have a consistent maintenance plan in place.

Expect the Unexpected

As any long term Albertan will tell you, weather in the Prairies can change on a dime. It may be tempting to put away your snow shovels and think ahead to summer, but failing to plan for “one last” snowfall can prove to be a costly mistake for many businesses. Partnering with a well equipped landscaper will give you peace of mind and ensure you’re covered in the event of a spring snowstorm.

Start Early

As with any form of seasonal maintenance, planning ahead will make upkeep much easier. Due to the constant changes in weather and temperature, the end of winter can wreak havoc on your property without proper care. Stay ahead of the curve by jumping into “spring cleaning” mode early on and taking care of key areas like:

  • Gutters
  • Sidewalks
  • Property inspection (colder weather can often take a toll)
  • Removing sitting water, and more.

Plan For Next Year

Did you find yourself caught off guard by winter this year? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us! With so many things on the go, it can be easy to let your landscaping fall behind. Why not take the chance to book ahead for next year while planning your summer maintenance.

Get your jump start on spring maintenance by contacting GDB now!