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16 Nov 2016
ACG Sprinklers - Utah SLC / Ogden - Lawn Care, Landscaping, Snow Removal

Utah Snow and Ice Removal

Tonight starts the beginning of many snowfalls to come here in Utah. Did you know that ACG Sprinklers does snow plowing, de-icing and snow removal during the winter months?

During Utah’s bitter winters, ACG Sprinklers keeps busy by snow plowing roads, clearing pathways and walkways and using deicing to prevent the risk of business customers from falling. During snowy weather, the crew will work from midnight through the morning to clear snow and allow everybody to get to work and school on time.

Services include:

  • Clearing parking lots
    ACG Sprinklers uses snowplows to clear the parking lots.
  • Clearing roads and cult-sacs 
    We use snowplows to clear the roads and cult-sacs. We even have apartment complexes and other like properties.
  • Clearing walkways.
    ACG crew can use a shovel, snowblowers, 4-wheelers or mechanical brooms to clear your property’s walkways.
  • Using deicing products.
    ACG trucks have a salt spreader as well as the ability to sprinkle salt on the roads, parking lots, driveways and walkways to keep them from icing up.

How snow management is billed:

  • By the season – ACG can formulate a quote based on the average snowfall over the last few years. The advantage here is that you know how much you will pay at the beginning of the season, even if there are unexpectedly large storms.
  • By the inch – In this scenario, your landscaper would give you a sheet with rates for differing amounts of snowfall. You’d pay one price for 1 to 3 inches of snow, a higher rate for 3 to 6 inches of snow, and a more for 6 to 9 inches of snow. This is a fair way of billing because you pay for exactly the service you receive.

Read more about ACG snow and ice removal and the services we offer: 

Snow & Ice Removal

06 Nov 2016
ACG Sprinklers - Utah SLC / Ogden - Lawn Care, Landscaping, Snow Removal

10 tips on winterizing your outdoor space:

Fall days may be full of changing leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter. During the summer months, lawns and gardens experience a resting period as a way to protect themselves from the heat and rays of summer. As most things go dormant in winter, fall is really the best time to restore any damages summer may have caused your lawn or garden.

Man Trying To Clean Up The Lawn

Below are 10 tips on winterizing your outdoor space:

1) Plan ahead and start early. Now that the summer days are over and we are in fall, the countdown begins to revitalize your lawn. The earlier you begin the winterization process, the more nutrients your lawn will absorb, making spring endeavors more manageable. Those who wait until late fall may experience great difficulty (nutrients may wash away) as your lawn begins to turn dormant in anticipation for the upcoming winter season.

2) Prep all water systems. The shock of winter’s freezing temps can have a serious effect on many things, including your pipes. You may have heard of horror stories involving bursting pipes that cost a small fortune to repair, so take the necessary steps to not become a victim. Shut off all outdoor water systems completely and allow enough time for drainage. Call ACG Sprinklers now – It isn’t too late to put you on the list. It is $50 per sprinkling system.

3) Skip pruning. Giving your lawn and garden attention during autumn is a great practice that can quickly turn unhealthy if done excessively. Contrary to popular belief, common gardening practices like pruning can be harmful to your outdoor space in the autumn months. You should refrain from cultivating new growth that will only get destroyed during winter, causing additional labor in the spring.

4) Aerate your lawn. For those looking for healthier lawns and better results, try aerating your space. Aerating opens up the soil in your lawn and garden and allows for water and air to have more direct access to roots. It also permits the flow of nutrients to penetrate the soil for long-lasting results. You should consider aerating your lawn if it received high traffic during the summer (causes compression).

5) Find a good winterizer. No lawn or garden will likely survive winter without a good winterizer. Most winterizers contain the same ingredients as lawn food that is necessary for maintaining a healthy outdoor area. There is however a noticeable difference in the ingredients ratio that should be considered prior to purchase. Winterizers should use less nitrogen and more potassium and phosphorous that will strengthen roots during the winter months.

6) Rake leaves and remove debris. Did you know that leaves, when left on a lawn or garden during winter, can cause dry and dead spots? Stay on top of falling leaves and make it a habit to clean them up on a regular basis. In addition, remove any branches and dead plants from your lawn to help ensure even growth in the spring. ACG can also help in your fall cleanup.

7) Watch out for weeds. Weeds have a known reputation for birthing seeds in the fall. This can lead to additional work and unhealthy gardens and lawns. Get in the habit of pulling weeds before it gets too cold to take preventative action.

8) Check pH levels. No one wants to do work in vain so make sure you check your lawn’s pH levels before applying any chemicals or treatments. A pH diagnostic will help determine your lawn’s acidity level and reveal any areas that may require special attention. You can purchase a small kit to perform the test on your own or hire a professional to do the work.

9) Cover flower beds. As you begin to prep your lawn for winter, you may discover that some garden items need to be planted in the fall. Cover your garden with burlap to provide extra protection during those chilly winter months.

10) Bring small plants indoors. Tender bulbs, small plants and some garden herbs may not have the strength to outlast the winter season. To keep them alive and fresh, plant them in small pots and continue growing them indoors.