It May Be Mild Out, But You Should Order Your Bulk Salt Now

Night snowstorm

Nobody thinks about ordering bulk salt when it’s mild and warm out – like it is right now.

Of course, that all changes once a big blizzard hits. Or when it gets cold overnight and your driveway or business parking lot freezes over with slippery ice.

We’ve heard the horror stories from contractors (and some homeowners too) all over Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Burlington and the GTA.

It’s 2am in the middle of a snowstorm or ice storm.

And they have no access to bulk salt because:

  • They didn’t place their bulk salt order early enough in the season
  • Their supplier isn’t open 24 hours and they can’t get to it when they need it most
  • They’ve gone through their winter salting budget much faster than expected

At Lane’s Landscaping Supplies, we’ve got enough bulk salt to last you through the winter, no matter how bad it gets.

But if you haven’t yet ordered your bulk or bagged salt supply, you definitely should get on it sooner, rather than later.

Here’s why:

If you’re a contractor, it impacts your winter budget

For the past few years, the winters have always been tougher, colder, snowier and longer than anticipated.

Which means that budgets have been exhausted before the winter snow removal season is over.

Right now, there hasn’t even been a single drop of snow or ice to be seen.

But that doesn’t mean it won’t happen at some point either.

If you don’t have the money for all your bulk salt needs, then you won’t be able to adequately provide snow removal or ice management service to homeowners, business owners, property managers or other customers.

And they’ll be angry about it.

So it makes sense to order enough bulk salt to last for the entire winter while you have the funds to do so.

Salt pile

If you’re a homeowner, there could be an unexpected bulk salt shortage

This has been one of the biggest issues that contractors have had to deal with over the past few years: a catastrophic shortage of bulk salt.

And it’s not just contractors. Homeowners have also had to deal with not being able to buy bagged salt for their properties either.

Bulk salt shortages don’t just impact the region. It can get so dire that it becomes a problem across the entire continent of North America.

  • In 2013/2014, North America saw a very cold, long and hard winter not experienced in decades which drained all supplies.” –

But by securing your bulk salt now, you’ll make sure that it’s set aside and ready for you only when you need it most: in the middle of a blistering snowstorm.

You can get different types of salt for homeowner and contractor needs

Not all bulk salt is created equal. So you want to make sure you have the right salt for your customers or your home (and not be forced to use a less-effective salting option):

Bulk and bagged road salt

  • Great for large road surfaces
  • Cost-effective
  • Environmentally friendly
Treated salt

  • Pre-wetted
  • Fast-acting
  • Great for low temps.
Treated sand

  • Mixture of sand
    and calcium chloride
  • Freezes at a low temperature
  • Creates instant traction and de-icing properties
Ice melters

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Does not impact groundwater
  • Eco-sensitive mixture

24 hours

Your bulk salt supplier may not be open 24 hrs in the winter (but we are)

What good is having bulk salt if you can’t get to it whenever you need to?

Many snowstorms happen overnight, and your homeowner clients expect to have a clean and ice-free driveway ready for them in the morning so they can get to work.

That won’t happen if you can’t get to your bulk salt supply in the middle of the night.

When you place your order with a landscape supplier who’s open 24 hours during winter storms, you’ll make sure your supply is safe and accessible while other contractors are scrambling for salt.

Now’s the time to order your bulk salt from Lane’s

If you’re a contractor, you’ve got your winter budget set.

And if you’re a homeowner, you want to be prepared in advance.

There’s an abundance of salt available.

The different varieties you’re looking for are in stock.

And you can be assured that in the middle of a night snowstorm, your salt is safe and ready for you.

It’s the perfect time to secure your bulk salt supply for the season.

Contact us today for a FREE quote on your salting needs for the upcoming winter.