It's always a good idea to follow the recommended manufacturer’s instructions for the proper application of your ice melting products. Some general suggestions include applying them before it snows, if possible, spreading them evenly over ice or snow to avoid overuse, and avoiding excessive application that could harm surfaces or the environment.
It's always a good idea to store your salt and ice melting products in a dry place that's away from moisture. Proper storage can help prevent clumping and maintain the effectiveness of the products.
Again, it's a good idea to consult the manufacturer’s instructions because some products can be corrosive to metal surfaces or harmful to vegetation, especially if they are applied excessively.