winter home with snow

Salt and ice-melting chemicals might be easy to use on your sidewalk and driveway, but they can be harmful to pets, plants and concrete surfaces. An eco-friendly alternative is to use sand or kitty litter to improve traction on icy areas. If you decide to use chemicals, follow package directions carefully, apply thinly and evenly, and use the least amount possible. It’s also helpful to pre-apply the product before ice forms.