Winter deicing agents such as salt, calcium chloride and potassium chloride can cause lawn damage. When applying these products this winter, try to keep materials on sidewalk. Be careful not to spread on them on to the lawn. Wait to apply deicers until after you shovel walks. Try not to shovel deicers up and then throw onto lawns with snow. This will help avoid any damage to occur come spring.
Also remember to use you legs and not your back when shoveling. Cold temperatures and shoveling can be dangerous to people with heart disease and back issues.