Salt Storage Domes Increase Profitability & Efficiency

Salt Storage Domes Increase Profitability & Efficiency

As a business owner, my two key focuses are profitability and efficiency. I am constantly trying to improve my team’s efficiency by adding new processes and tools, and in doing so, this increases my business’s overall profitability. As I own a large facility, during the wintertime this can mean a lot of outdoor maintenance.

I am in the landscaping business, so this type of work is done internally! Over the past few years, we’ve gone through many different storage methods. We’ve tried everything from to help tuck away a large amount of salt, without taking up a large amount of our grounds.

Recently, I was introduced to a great storage method by Draglam Salt, which is the salt storage domes. Already, I have seen the economic, efficient, and reliable benefits of these structures. Here are more benefits I’ve seen from using a salt storage dome over the past few years:

Weather Resistant

The shape makes them ideal to withstand harsh winds and weather conditions.

Small Space

They don’t take up a lot of room compared to the rectangular buildings I had been using beforehand.

Long Lasting

They’ve already lasted me a few years and I have not noticed any damaging wear and tear. I anticipate to continue using them for years to come!

Multi-Purpose

While I focus mainly on salt storage, the domes can be used for storing other products as well.

Thank you again Draglam Salt for introducing me to salt storage domes. I have seen results in both labour and cost efficiency! I highly recommend getting one for your salt storage needs, take a look here.

 

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The Benefits of Buying Salt in Bulk

The Benefits of Buying Salt in Bulk

I recently found out that I can buy bulk salt from Draglam Salt, and am happy to add that onto my bulk shopping list! They offer bulk salt, primarily Rock Salt, that is treated and prepared for use. For my business, it beneficial having this amount of product in storage ready for any unexpected snowfall.

I always choose to buy bulk, both for my household and for my business needs. There are many benefits to buying in bulk, that outweigh buying my products individually. When I go grocery shopping, I always try and buy canned foods in bulk, so I will always be prepared when I am cooking or baking. I follow the same mentality with my business. Buying in bulk has helped my business save money and build relationships with our suppliers. You never know what to expect, and having our products in bulk helps alleviate any stress when an unexpected event arrives.

Here are the benefits I’ve found from buying in bulk:

  1. Environmental factor: less packaging and less waste! As a business, and home owner, I try to make a positive effort to reduce my carbon footprint.
  2. Fewer trips to the facility and back. This also ties into lowering our carbon footprint with gas usage.  
  3. Price per unit is cheaper when buying in bulk.
  4. Be prepared ahead of time for any unexpected needs!

I just received my first delivery of bulk salt, and an very pleased with the results! I am now ready for any unexpected snowfall we’ll receive. Here is a link to their website, so you can check it out for yourself: Click here.

5 Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for Spring

5 Tips for Preparing Your Lawn for Spring

Spring is one of the most important times to perform maintenance to your lawn. By following these 5 steps you can help prevent your beautiful lawn from being overtaken with weeds and any stress.

  1. Remove any debris that has accumulated. This is a perfect time to also rake up any matted areas of the lawn, which can harbor Snow Mold. Raking these areas and removing debris will encourage better air flow throughout the turf grass and prevent any disease and insect infestation. It will also allow new grass blades to grow without struggle.
  2. Applying a pre-emergent crabgrass control in early spring is very important. After this point the weed seeds will have begun to germinate and the pre-emergent will no longer be effective. An important thing to note is that crabgrass is very difficult to get rid of once it has germinated.
  3. Fertilizing after winter or early spring will jump start your lawn from being dormant. It provides a nutrient build up that will give it the strength to withstand the warmer summer months.
  4. Core aeration is good for your lawn. It allows water and air to reach the root zone faster. This results in new growth and increased root development. After winter it’s important to core aerate before the soil temperature increases because it voids an invitation to aggressive weeds.
  5. Winter can wreak havoc on lawns and come spring there may be some lawn damage by salt and snow plows. In early spring it can be a great time to re-seed any damaged turf areas. However, if you apply a pre-emergent weed control take precaution. The pre-emergent weed control is non-selective, so it will prevent seeds from germinating. It’s recommended to hold off crab grass control to the latest point possible. Then perform turf repairs as needed so the seeds have enough time to germinate.

If you’re looking for professional and experienced lawn care control, contact Weed-A-Way. Get your winter lawn maintenance taken care of, so you can enjoy a growing lush, green grass in the summer. Call 905-858-3100 for a free lawn evaluation and consultation.

Winter Lawn Care Tips for a Better Spring

Winter Lawn Care Tips for a Better Spring

The winter is when you spend the least amount of time thinking of your lawn. Unless you live in an area that is relatively warm all year long, chances are you have put the lawn mower away and are ready for a few months of relaxation before you have to start the lawn maintenance routine again.

There are a few things you can do during even the harshest winter that can ensure a beautiful, lush yard once spring rolls around again.

Fertilizing in the Winter

Late fall or early winter are the best times to fertilize cool season grasses. Since the majority of the lawns in North America are made from these grasses, like Bermuda and bluegrass, it is a good bet your yard has a typical cool season blend.

Before the first freeze, give your lawn a thorough fertilizing to replace all of the nutrients that can be lost from the soil during the hot summer months. Once the weather turns cold, the fertilizer will remain in the soil and feed your lawn’s roots all winter long.

When spring comes your lawn will be full of healthy, lush, green grass that has been feeding on good fertilizer nutrients underneath the snow.

Keep it Clean

It is easy for items to be left on the lawn during the long, cold winter when no one goes outside very often. Stray logs, toys, and even lawn furniture can be accidentally overlooked before the first snow comes.

Make sure that you clear the lawn of all objects after you mow it for the last time of the year. Do an occasional sweep of the lawn every couple of weeks during the winter, as well.

If an object is left on the grass during cold weather and snowfall it can create large dead spots because of the weight of the object. In the spring the grass in that area will be stunted and thinner than the rest of the yard.

Prepare for the Winter

There really is not much lawn care that needs to be done during the cold months of winter. If you properly prepare the lawn during the fall, it will be fine until the warm days of spring arrive once more.

  • Make sure you aerate, fertilize, and mow the lawn before the first freeze of the season.
  • Rake away any dead leaves that may have fallen and collected on your yard to avoid wet spots that can become mossy or moldy.
  • Keep the lawn cleared of debris and avoid foot traffic in the yard while it is dormant.

If you want o ensure your lawn is prepared for the winter it’s best to contact the professionals. Weed-A-Way will ensure you have taken care of everything that needs to be done during the fall and winter, so can enjoy a nice cozy winter indoors with your family before growing season begins again in the spring.

 

Top 3 Things That Happen When You Don’t Close Your Pool

Top 3 Things That Happen When You Don’t Close Your Pool

Pool closing is arguably the most important thing you can do as a pool owner. Without it, your pool is susceptible to all sorts of dirt, debris, and damage which could cost you in the long run. Pool closing is a fairly straightforward process, and although it can be intimidating your first few times, it’s important to get it right to avoid any complications over the winter. If you’re new to pool closing, you might not be aware of what can happen when you don’t close your pool, so here’s what you need to watch out for:

  1. Your liner can rip, crack, or develop holes

Without a proper pool closing routine, your liner may become damaged. This can cause the foundation to erode over time, washing out the sand and soil that maintain the structure of the pool. The effects? Cracks, sinking or failure of the walls, and even shifting, wrinkling and bubbling of your liner.

  1. You risk damaging or destroying plumbing & equipment

If you plan to keep water running through all of the plumbing, instead of doing your yearly pool closing, you might be okay. However, if the power fails or if it gets too cold, the lines can freeze, causing them (and your pump/filter) to freeze and break.

  1. It gets dirty

If your pool closing procedures don’t include draining, cleaning, and covering your pool, you risk all sorts of buildup and debris over the winter. Cleaning all of the gunk out of your pool isn’t fun once spring rolls around.

If you need to close your pool for the winter, contact Total Pro Pools. The professional pool closing and cleaning professionals to ensure you won’t be stuck with a swimming pool you can’t use in the summer!

Three Uses For Bulk Road Salt

Three Uses For Bulk Road Salt

Harsh winter weather can lead to dangerous road conditions, an unavoidable part of our harsh Canadian winters. Winter road salt is the most popular and effective solution to icy or snowy roads, but it can be pricey and inconvenient to keep going back to the store every time you need a bag. Draglam salt is an Ontario deicing salt supplier serving Brampton, Toronto, Concord, Pickering, and more. Bulk winter road salt is convenient and affordable, so consider some of the many ways you could benefit from a bulk deicing salt supplier this winter.

Driveway and walkway safety

Deicing salt can be applied to driveways and walkways to quickly eliminate built up ice and snow. Your local deicing salt supplier most likely offers products that are made for home use to avoid stains or salt buildup.

Road salt and deicing

Salt and deicing compounds are essential for public safety on and off the roads. Whether your snowplow missed a spot on your road, or you just want to be extra cautious, a deicing salt supplier can provide you with the tools you need to survive the winter.

Preemptive damage control

The buildup of heavy snow and thick ice can cause damage to your driveway, walkway, steps, and other property. By obtaining bulk salt from Draglam Salt, you can cover vulnerable spaces to ensure they don’t get damaged throughout the long winter.

The Benefits of Buying Salt in Bulk

The Benefits of Buying Salt in Bulk

If you live in Canada, or any other similar climate, winter road salt is essential for your safety on and off the road. Winter road salt has been proven to provide traction by cutting through ice, in turn increasing overall driver and pedestrian safety. Whether it’s excess snow or slippery ice, winter weather can threaten your safety and ability as a driver on public roads. Road salt is an absolute essential, and in particularly bad winters the price can really add up.

If you usually buy road salt from a local hardware or garden store, you might not know how much you could save with bulk salt prices. If you plan on buying lots of salt over the course of the winter, consider the benefits to buying in bulk from your local supplier.

Convenience

Many salt suppliers can provide delivery and discounts when you purchase salt in bulk. Delivery can save you from making a risky trip to the hardware store during poor conditions, allowing you to safeguard your property from the threat of a winter storm. Ask your local supplier about their bulk salt prices.

Safety

Since you’ll likely be relying on road salt throughout the entire winter, having a stockpile of bulk salt on hand can provide safety and peace of mind. Plus, bulk salt prices are generally much more affordable than individual bags.

Price

Finally, buying salt in bulk can provide substantial savings in the long run. Bulk salt is currently at the low end of the spectrum, meaning you can save money on a winter essential that has a guaranteed application for months to come. Contact Draglam Salt, for your property and business salt deicing needs. Stay ahead of the snow this winter season with delivery you can count on!