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6 Shovelling Lessons No One Taught You Before

Preparing for heavy snowfall? We know how hard it can be! Clearing the driveway after a snowstorm is not only a pain in the butt, but it can be perilous if you don’t do it carefully.

Moreover, moving a shovel full of snow without any help can put you at risk of injury too. 

Bearing in mind your safety, here are some shoveling lessons from Amherst Landscaping – local providers of snow removal services in Amherst – that you never knew before.

Excited? So are we!

Time to dig the snow shovel out of storage, rev up your snow blower and start shoveling the snow the right way. 


1. Remove Snow While It’s Falling 

Expecting snow flurries throughout the weekend? Don’t wait until Sunday to shovel the snow from the driveway. It will make the process harder, increasing the chances of injury.

 Instead, take your shovel out and clean the snow as soon as it lands on your driveway. During heavy snowfall, shovel once every hour, and at the end of the day, you’ll be left with a driveway free of any accumulated snow or ice on the way.

2. Hold The Shovel Closer

One of the most common causes of back injury is snow shoveling, but it doesn’t have to be this way. The main reason for the injury is: because the shoveler fails to shove it without a proper form.

Therefore one of the crucial lessons from snow removal services in Amherst is to keep the shovel close to the body. This will prevent any injury and overreaching, which causes excessive strain to your underarms, shoulders, and back. Ditch all snow shoveling worries to the experts and let us take care of the snow on your property at affordable rates. Connect to get your quotation right away!  

3. Make Snowballs

You thought snowfall was boring? Perhaps you never tried rolling them in giant snowballs – and getting them off your property. If you’re all excited to start this method of snow removing – hold on! You can only do this when the snow is a little dense, wet, and sticky. But it’s fun!

4. Spray Literally

Anytime you face any difficulty freeing a heap of snow from the end of your shovel, remember this helpful trick. Before moving the shovel in the snow, spray a considerate amount of cooking spray at the front and back of your shovel blade. This will act as a lubricant and will slide the snow off the blade, making the process easier for you.

5. Clean Your Hood First 

Before you pull out your snow shovel and start shoveling right away, especially on your car roof, hood and windows, it’s better to wipe or scrape the snow off the vehicle and then start shoveling. 

6. Have a Plan 

Most homeowners don’t have a plan when starting with snow shoveling. They start at the beginning of the driveway and work their way down towards the end. What’s the problem with this?

Because using this technique as you get to the base of the driveway, the shovel becomes heavy, leading to significant injuries and difficulty. Avoid such load and situation by starting from the center of your driveway and working your way out. 


Snow is fun – but removing them is a challenging task. Clean your property of all snow by hiring the most efficient snow removal service in Amherst. Our shovelers will be on your property at your convenient time and remove all the snow – without obstructing your daily activities. Connect and get your free quotation today!

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