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Old 02-18-2014, 02:34 PM
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Salt Burned!

All you guys and gals, What the best way to deal with salt burns on grass and flower or mulch beds?I had a hard time last year in a mulch bed that was badly burned by salt changing the ph level in the soil.
Do treat the soil ?or add and top dress soil to the burned spots?
but what about mulch beds getting the ph right ? any advice or helpful tips would be thankful, and be willing to share thanks again!
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:08 PM
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All you guys and gals, What the best way to deal with salt burns on grass and flower or mulch beds?I had a hard time last year in a mulch bed that was badly burned by salt changing the ph level in the soil.
Do treat the soil ?or add and top dress soil to the burned spots?
but what about mulch beds getting the ph right ? any advice or helpful tips would be thankful, and be willing to share thanks again!
Here in NJ we had salt problems in lawns & beds along the shore due to Superstorm Sandy. The best solution is heavy irrigation to flush it out of the soil. Adding gypsum will also help.
Keep in mind this is sandy soil, salt may not flush as well in clay soils.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:23 PM
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It also does not leach easily in alkaline soils. I soil test, then do what I have to drop the pH back down to 6.5 for normal plants, 5.5 for azaleas and evergreens.
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