How Do You Minimize Salt Damage To Landscape Plants?

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How Do You Minimize Salt Damage To Landscape Plants?

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When snow is falling and it’s the middle of the night, snow contractors don’t always think about the landscape plants that are on their sites. Many times, their sites are our communities and even sometimes, the fronts of our houses. When snow is falling and it’s the middle of the night, snow contractors are not thinking about the landscape plants that are on their sites. Many times, their sites are our communities and even sometimes, the fronts of our houses. Their number one priority is to keep the roadways and sidewalks free from snow and ice, not the safety of our plants. Ok fine, I understand, but the importance of giving these contractors an awareness of what some of these chemicals can do to our turf and plants should not be understated. What are these chemicals? Sodium Chloride- (rock salt), applied mostly to roadways, is very toxic to plants, keep away Calcium Chloride and Magnesium Chloride- applied to sidewalks is a little less toxic but will cause damage when applied at high

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