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Impact Of Chemical Ice Melt On Plants


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We’re always looking for ways to help our plants and flowers survive the winter. One of the best ways to do this is by having an abundant supply of water available whenever you need it. Unfortunately, especially in northern climates, snow can be tough on plants and snow salt can be tougher. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do both during and after a snow storm to keep your plants healthy!

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Damage Caused By Ice Snow Salt

While salt is an effective tool for melting snow, it can also damage your plants. Salt can burn the roots and leaves of many plants, and in some cases cause them to die. If you have a tree in your front yard that is young or still developing its root system, you should be especially careful when using salt on the sidewalks in front of it.

Calcium Chloride Is Harmful

Calcium chloride is a snow salt that can be harmful to plants. It works by replacing calcium in the plant cells with its own ions, which causes structural damage and ultimately death. It should never be used on plants!

Don’t Use Magnesium Chloride

If pets or children come into contact with large amounts of this salt-like substance they can get sick from ingesting too much. Be sure to keep pets away from recently treated areas until the area has dried completely (which can take up to three days).

Magnesium chloride will also damage concrete and asphalt if used in excess so be careful when applying it near sidewalks, driveways, or patios where people might walk barefoot later on down the road!

What Should I Use To Melt Ice On Concrete

Safe Thaw is a plant friendly way to melt snow. As the name suggests, Safe Thaw will not damage your plants or kids and pets. Safe Thaw is non-toxic and biodegradable. Safe Thaw consists of ice melting boosters with special surfactants and unique glycols admixture that does not harm the concrete, is pet-friendly, and does not burn after coming in contact with the skin. It does not harm the vegetation, ensuring your landscape is always protected.

In addition to being safe for kids and pets, it also melts snow without damaging plants because it’s environmentally friendly!

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While there are many ways to melt snow, the most important thing is that you do not burn or harm your plants by using snow salt.

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