Using more fertilizer or pesticide than the label calls for wastes the product and doesn't help the lawn. The extra fertilizer or pesticide will probably wash away into a storm drain and out to a nearby wetland, stream, or pond where it can harm aquatic plants and animals.
Before starting the snowthrower, clear the operating area. Pick up all sticks, doormats, toys, electrical cords or other debris that might cause damage to the snowthrower, you or others.
Dress properly for the job. Wear warm clothing and shoes that will improve footing on slippery surfaces. Wear eye protection and avoid wearing loose fitting items that might get caught in the machine’s moving parts.
Know how to stop a running snowthrower quickly.
If the chute becomes clogged, do the following: Turn off the snowthrower and wait for all moving parts to stop. Remove the spark plug wire. Use a stick, not your hand, to remove the impacted snow. Keep all body parts clear of the chute at all times.