Here we are at the beginning of another winter season! It is hard to believe after all the beautiful, warm fall weather we have had, more snow and ice are on the way. When it comes to winter, there is often an increase in slip and fall related hazards and incidents. Protect yourself and your family this year by stocking up on salt and other de-icing products for your property!

Greely Sand & Gravel offers de-icing products that are effective and easy to use whether you are a homeowner, contractor, or business operator.

Rock Salt is the most commonly used option in the Ottawa area for deicing roads, sidewalks, and driveways. Greely Sand & Gravel sources premium, pure Rock Salt which lowers the freezing temperature of water and melts ice, preventing dangerous ice buildup. Rock salt is effective to -9℃ and it covers most winter conditions with ease.

Thawrox Salt is a mix of rock salt, magnesium chloride, and a viscosity modifier that makes the mixture more effective in lower temperatures and icy conditions. In addition to its enhanced low-temperature performance, Thawrox Salt has an expanded melting capacity because it has minimized bounce, meaning that when spread on a driveway, sidewalk, or path, it sticks to the surface and immediately starts melting the ice. Thawrox Salt also emits less total chloride into the environment and reduces levels of corrosion on vehicles and equipment as opposed to other de-icing options. With Thawrox Salt, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have a pre-mixed, effective de-icing compound at the ready to make your property safe, while minimizing impact to your vehicles and the environment.

Salt/Sand Mix and Salt/Chip Mix are also available for ice control by offering traction control for slippery surfaces, along with higher visibility of product use.

Until the end of November, have a Greely Gardening Bag full of one of our premium de-icing products delivered right to your home! No need to worry about driving out to one of our depots, have the product delivered quickly and easily, just in time for winter. Simply give our office a call at 613-821-3003 to place your order.  Thawrox Salt, Rock Salt, Salt/Sand Mix and Salt/Chip Mix are available for delivery in bulk or in either ½ cubic yard or full cubic yard bags.

Throughout the winter, these products will be available for pick up at our main landscape depot on Old Prescott Road. Bring along a pail or recycling bin for smaller amounts, or a truck or landscape trailer if you require a bulk amount. Have questions about our premium de-icing products? Visit our online store and click on the Snow & Ice tab in the main menu or call our office – our knowledgeable and friendly staff would be happy to assist you!

Preparing For Winter

Now that Thanksgiving and Halloween are behind us, most people’s minds start to think about snow and the coming winter season! As we say goodbye to another beautiful fall, it is time to make sure that things around your home are ready for the colder temperatures. Taking time to winterize your property can save you time and money, and gives you peace of mind knowing that your property is protected from harsh winter weather.

There are many practical things you can do to prepare your home and property for winter such as:

  • Raking and removing dead leaves from your lawn
  • Cleaning out and raking flower beds and gardens
  • Removing and putting away outdoor hoses
  • Cleaning and covering your barbeque and AC units
  • Covering bushes, shrubs, or small trees that need extra insulation

This is also a good time to ensure that your eavestrough and drainage systems are all in good working order to prevent flooding in the spring thaw. Fallen leaves can accumulate easily around your home and interfere with proper drainage.

If you have a lot of leaves and other natural yard waste (plant clippings, small branches, etc.) that you need to get rid of, consider using our Disposabag program. Using one of our convenient and durable Greely Gardening Bags, you can have that waste picked up from your property and carefully disposed of in sustainable ways. Simply use a Greely Gardening Bag you already have on hand from a delivery, or stop by one of our two landscape depots to purchase a new bag. Once the bag is full, just give us a call and we will come and pick up the bag for you. For more information regarding the Disposabag program – visit our online store and look under Services & Rentals.

While the weather holds, we may still be able to deliver landscaping products to your home if you need stone, sand, soil, mulch, or rock to finish a last minute project before the snow flies. Call our office to see what delivery options are currently available! Still holding on to a Greely Gardening Bag from a previous delivery? Many of our customers repurpose these bags, once empty and cleaned, as barbecue covers or air conditioning unit covers. Our smaller, quarter cubic yard bags are also perfect for insulating small shrubs or bushes.

This is also a great time to check your shovels, snowblower, and salt bin to make sure that everything is in good working order and easily accessible ahead of that first snowfall. Our Salt Depot will be opening in just a few short weeks to help you ensure that you are safe from slips, trips, and falls this winter. Stay tuned for more information regarding our effective salt options!

Ice Melting Products


When winter weather hits, we usually think about two important things: staying warm and staying safe.

Ice, snow, and cold temperatures can create many hazards during the winter months, causing slips, trips, and falls. At Greely Sand & Gravel, we are always ready to provide you with top quality de-icing products to ensure that your steps, walkways, and driveway remain safe this winter. We are excited to introduce some brand new winter products that are available to our customers this year!

The first new product we are offering is Ice Melting Rock Salt. This product is perfect for your steps, walkways, and driveways as it is easy to apply and works quickly to melt even thick layers of ice. This product is available for pick up at our South-end Landscape Depot in convenient 10kg or 20kg bags.  Or you can try our Yukon Ice Melter in 10 kg or 20 kg bags.  Yukon fast-acting Ice Melter is a blend of sodium chloride and calcium chloride producing heat to melt snow and ice instantly in the most extreme winter conditions.  It is effect down to -30°C!

For those with longer driveways or just more space to cover, we now offer a convenient salt bin that can hold up to 140kg of salt. This rugged, waterproof, durable bin can be placed wherever you need it on your property and filled with either bagged or loose salt or sand. A salt bin is the perfect solution for those who want to be prepared and don’t want to have to worry about running out of salt or having to go out in bad weather to restock.

To complete your winter weather preparations, you can now pick up snow shovels at our South-end Landscape Depot when you come for your salt. We have carefully selected an effective, lightweight snow moving shovel that is perfect for clearing your driveways, steps, and sidewalks.


For our commercial customers, we have two salt depots located at 5362 Bank Street and 1971 Old Prescott Rd. Come and pick up large loads of our salt, salt/chip, and other ice-melting products at our convenient locations. To find out more, give us a call at 613-875-7258.

Some of the commercial winter products we offer include:

  • Thawrox Salt
  • Rock Salt
  • Winter Chip Stone
  • Salt and Sand
  • Salt and Chip
  • Ice Melting Rock Salt
  • Yukon Ice Melter


At Greely Sand & Gravel, we are committed to providing everything you need to stay safe outside this winter! Whether you are a homeowner or a commercial contractor, we have products that can meet your needs. To find out more about all our winter products and where you can purchase them, please give our office a call at 613-821-3003.