Using Deicers Correctly
Deicers are not only used to simply melt snow or ice. They can also aid mechanical removal. After removing as much snow and ice as possible, and after the threat of additional snowfall has passed, deicers can be applied to the surface to allow manual removal of the final layer of snow or ice. Avoid shoveling snow that contains deicers directly onto plants. Whenever possible, remove snow and ice manually and then spread an abrasive. Always use deicers sparingly.