February 19, 2008

Rock Salt Deicing Is Unhealthy For Your Plants

For many places with winter and really cold days like some parts of the USA, Canada, Europe, and other countries, it is not uncommon that block ice will eventually developed and becomes dangerously slippery for anyone, specially that block ice are not very visible due to the fact that they are clear ice which is usually transparent and colorless. And for many people who deal with block ice and winter times, they normally use rock salts which is originally made for water softener to spread around areas like our decks, walkways, steps, and driveways inorder to deice and allows the ice to melt. But if you use rock salt to deice any surface of your properties, make sure that you will not be spreading rock salt very near areas where you have flowers and other plants because the salt is definitely not good and not healthy for your plants. Having too much salt added to your soil could kill the plants. So if you use rock salt to deice your decks, driveways, and other surfaces, try to avoid areas near plants and gardens, and try to spread ice in areas where when the ice melts, the melted ice wont flow towards any of your flower beds or garden.

1 comment:

Marie said...

done adding this blog as well... good morning!

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