Let’s talk about snow. I know what you’re thinking, “yuck, come on, it’s only September! It’s far too early to bring that up.” Is it though? Do I need to remind you that last year we experienced the first snow fall on October 27th. We’re sorry to be the ones to say it, but Winter Is Coming.

It’s inevitable. A tough pill to swallow for most, but a reality we will all soon face. Before going all negatron on you, let’s talk about the good that winter brings.

The Beautiful Look Of Snow

Hey, if you have nowhere to go, looking out your window can be quite amazing. The majestic light and slow snow fall makes for a great photo for an Instagram post. It also gives you that warm (inside) feeling and gets you in the festive Christmas spirit.

Does The Winter Bring People Together?

Yes, we believe it does! The Winter months are a great excuse to get closer and spend more time with family, friends, and your significant other. Cozy up on the couch and binge movies on Netflix all night. After all, there isn’t much else to do that doesn’t require putting on 15 layers of clothes. You may also be avoiding the snow removal that needs to be done in order for you to get out of the driveway. 

Holidays

Christmas, New Years, Family Day, Valentines Day. Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat a bunch of food, have some drinks, open presents, and have fun with friends and family. Oh, I forgot to mention…days off work. The last thing you want to be worrying about is any type of winter snow removal while you’re trying to relax with family and friends. 

Recreation

The best part about Winter for a lot of Canadians are Winter Sports! Skiing/snowboarding, Hockey, and Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling are all things that can only be experienced and enjoyed in the coldest months of the year.

Do You Have Winter Blues?

Now that you’re feeling good about the coldest season, let’s dive into what Winter is really all about.

Winter Sucks, Plain and Simple

  • It’s bloody cold out, all the time! 
  • Driving to work everyday is a dangerous mission.
  • Everyone is in a miserable mood.
  • Nobody wants to do anything
  • Expensive- Holidays
  • Getting ready to leave the house
  • Wet shoes/socks  
  • Cold/illness
  • Winter Blues
  • Windburn
  • It gets dark early
  • Shoveling the driveway 
  • And more

What To Expect Each Day In Winter

The constant fear of waking up to unplowed highways and bone chilling winds. Waiting for your car to warm up for what feels like an eternity, if it starts at all. 50 days and 90 inches of snow and the average temperatures are around -10, not including the windchill. Is unbearable for most and Winter is the unanimously the most disliked season in Canada.

For a 2019/20 winter prediction, check out Farmers Almanac

 

How Should I Deal With Snow?

We’ve talked about the good and the bad Canadian winter provides us with each year. Let’s find a solution to help ease the pain!

This year, be proactive and make winter a little bit easier on yourself by not waking up to any surprises or leave anything to chance. Hybrid Landscape offers a full-service snow plowing service, ready to tackle whatever winter plans to throw at us. This means ensuring all parking lots, driveways, sidewalks provide safe access for employees, customers, and suppliers. Lastly, most Municipal Code requires business property owners to clear all walkways of snow and ice within 12 hours of snowfall. Failure to comply may result in FINES. You want a reliable team who is up to date with the Municipal Code and Hybrid Landscape is experienced with that. Leave the complaining about the snow to us.

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