View Full Version : Rock Salt and plants

03-08-2001, 07:08 PM
I am just wondering what effect rock salt has on plants. I have a bussiness that i planted Pansies at the main entrance and when the walkways are salted it all goes into the bed.Half of them look great and the rest look like crud. I am just curious. Thanks for your .02 cents.

John DiMartino
03-08-2001, 07:24 PM
it certainly wont help them any.It depends on how much salt actually gets in the beds and doesnt run off,that will be absorbed thru the soil.At this point I wouldnt feel responsible if they didnt make it-no warranty on those now.

03-09-2001, 09:57 AM
To follow up on linky"s ? are there any amendments one an add to minimize the effects of salt on a plant bed, such as lime or potash?