How Many Snow Stakes To Use On Straight Driveways, Curvy Driveways?
Curvy driveways need to be staked a lot more than straight away driveways. Don’t skimp on the curves, not worth the headache of curb replacement come fall. There is not a footage I can recommend because the differences in curvatures on all landscapes, but more is better. Straight away roads and driveways are easy to stake, every 10 or even 20 feet for longer roads.
When Should I Stake My Properties?
Put em out too early and people are jousting with them in a Kmart parking lot, put em out to late and you have to break through ice to get a simple driveway stake in the ground. Trust me on this one… the week after Thanksgiving… That’s the money week, I poll TONS of customers and that week is the sweet spot. Of course if we are unseasonably cold, you gotta go the week before, unseasonable warm, and push it as far as you can.
Should I Color Code Properties?
You don’t have to make staking your properties a scientific process. Picking one color and sticking with that is fine. However, staking hydrants and storm drains with blue markers makes sense to drivers…. speed bumps with yellow stakes etc…. Having a system can you save you money at the end of the season, that’s the point of using snow stakes in the first place. So make up an elaborate color scheme for obstacles on your properties… or don’t… just stake em and you’re good either way.