Choosing a Plant Safe Ice Melt
Before winter hits us any harder than it already has, it's time to start thinking about the ice melt you plan to use this year.
River Valley District Horticulture Agent Kelsey Hatesohl says if you've noticed plants around your walkways or driveways looking burnt or there are patches dying out, you need to look at the deicer you are using and find a more plant safe material to use.
Keep in mind deicers can damage concrete surfaces as well as the plants and grass.
Hatesohl tells us about the material to look for in your chemical deicer.
When applying deicers, Hatesohl also recommends you use them in moderation. Limiting amounts and usage of these products will decrease the chance of injury to plants.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hatesohl in the Washington office of the River Valley Extension District by calling (785) 325-2121 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.