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A Guide To Eco-Friendly Snow Melting

Eco-Friendly Ice Melt

Winter is here, and the snow is coming down fast. If you’re not ready for it, you could get stuck with a huge pile of snow in your yard. But there’s no need to panic! With an eco-friendly ice melt and these tips, you can keep the snow from melting into your yard without destroying the environment or spending lots of money on chemicals.

Pour hot water on the sidewalk from a bucket.

While this method is somewhat effective (it’s not very good at clearing large amounts of snow), it does have its drawbacks: if you’re not careful about where you dump your bucketfuls of hot water (and what angle they land), there’s a good chance that some of that splashing water could end up on nearby plants or other surfaces that are sensitive to heat damage.

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Use an eco-friendly ice melt

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This eco-friendly ice melt comes in a bag with granules inside; simply sprinkle them onto a frozen sidewalk or driveway (or even freeze them in plastic bottles), then let nature do its work! It’s biodegradable too so there’s no need to worry about any damage being done by this product when used properly.

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Using ice choppers

It’s not the most glamorous of snow-melting methods, but it’s fairly easy to pull off:

To make your own ice chopper, you’ll need a shovel and some sturdy wire or twine (for example, a fishing line). First, cut a circle into the ground about 2 feet wide and 1 foot deep. Next, get your fishing line ready and tie it around the head of your shovel at about waist height. Now you’re ready to start chopping!

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You can also shovel it up and reuse the snow around your plants (as long as they’re the kind that like cool weather).

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You can also shovel up the snow and reuse it around your plants (as long as they’re the kind that like cool weather). Snow is a great insulator, so you can use it to protect plants from frost. You can even use the snow as an ice rink for kids or make a snowman!


Hopefully, you’ve learned some new ways to melt snow without harming your yard or the environment. If you have any other suggestions for eco-friendly ice melt, please let us know in the comments below!

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