PROFESSIONALS ONLY – PLEASE DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!!!February 26th, 2018
Professionals??? Sadly, this is a photo taken at a property serviced by “professionals”. They should have known better than this, or maybe they were too lazy, but unfortunately most don’t take the time to prevent deadly salt from going into the turf or planting areas surrounding hard surfaces. The results are dead turf and plants. Have you ever seen plants that are brown on one side only (the side that faces the hard surface)? It seems the snow / salting contractor didn’t adjust his spreader settings when he got to the narrow part of the sidewalk. If this happens at your house, make sure to remove the salt from the bed as soon as possible to alleviate permanent damage. There is nothing pretty about dead turf or brown plants.