The ice that forms in winter ice on your driveway & sidewalk is not only a dangerous slipping hazard but dealing with it can have consequences.
The easiest is to simply put some salt on it.
Using salt on your driveway/sidewalk can cause the concrete to deteriorate.
The salt that gets shoveled off onto your lawn can kill the grass.
Not all salt is the same. Some is less harsh on concrete and your lawn. Read the bag.
Alternatives to using salt:
- Kitty litter
- Coffee grounds
Another thing to consider is what your using pet friendly? May sidewalk salts are hard on the animals feet and can cause problems if they lick the salt off their feet.
If this is a concern for you read the bag before buying.