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Repair Lawn from Salt Damage

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 2:15 AM


Step1: Evaluate

After that long cold wet frozen winter harsh chemical substances run off of sidewalks, walkways and driveways and burn adjoining grass and different flora. after wintry weather weather is over, it is a very good idea to assess your yard to see where salt may additionally have affected grass and flowers for your backyard so you can take the essential steps to opposite any harm.


   The best offense is a good protection; preventing or lessening salt damage is the only manner to keep salt and de-icers from hurting your garden. at some stage in winter, try not to apply de-icing salt (sodium chloride) — or use it sparingly. use calcium magnesium acetate, that's the most environmentally safe product to cast off ice. it is allegedly as corrosive as regular faucet water. you could additionally use burlap monitors, plastic fencing or snow fencing to defend regions of your yard adjacent to roadways from salt spray and snow buildup.

  Step2: Water the Lawn

   Thoroughly" target="_blank">water your lawn adjacent to concrete surfaces to flush remaining salt, de-icer and residue from plants and soil. Try adding a few drops of a mild dishwashing liquid to a hose-end sprayer attachment when spraying your yard using a garden hose. This will wash away salt residue and any other buildup from the grass and help oxygen make its way to the roots.


Step 3: Treat the Grass

Pelletized gypsum soil conditioner is a good treatment for salt-damaged grass. Gypsum (calcium sulfate) replaces salt (sodium chloride) with calcium and sulphur, both of which "heal" the grass and foster its growth. It also helps soil retain water and decreases erosion.

Simply spread a thin layer over the affected areas of your yard, using a lawn spreader and then thoroughly water it. You should see results in a couple of weeks. If the grass hasn't returned to its natural green color, you may have to remove these patches and reseed.

Helpful Tip

Treat the grass with gypsum as soon as you notice salt-affected areas. The sooner you repair it, the less damage there will be and the faster the regrowth.

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