Does salt used for melting ice and snow burn grass?? I have a commercial account which I sub contracted out the winter maintenance. The grass areas along the sidewalks are burnt looking. Talked to my sub contracter and he's never had problems and talked to other snow contracters and same thing no problems with salt burning grass. One thing I do know is that the sod when it was put down was put down on very poor soil with gravel included. Lifted some sod today and bingo lots of stone. Sod was put down last Aug 06 .......but looked good until now....spring time. Just trying to figure out what the cause is. The good thing so far is that the customer has said nothing about the burnt patches. How should I handle this.