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Rock Salt and plants

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by linky, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. linky

    linky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    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.
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    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.
  3. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    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?

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