Q: Salt… is it bad for the health of your plants and walkway?
A: Yes, all effective de-icing products will damage plant material and corrode everything from metal to concrete.
Although a necessary evil in our climate here are some tips to remember:
- Do not over apply, a little goes a long way
- Clear snow first, do not try and melt everything, it is not a substitute for shoveling
- Do not use on brand new concrete that has not had time to cure
- All products have some residual effect on the environment, flush areas well with water if you accidentally over use it or if you suspect plant damage