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Minimize Deicing Salt Damage in the Home Landscape

Snow and ice are headaches for motorists and pedestrians. To prevent accidents on slippery surfaces, highway departments, businesses and homeowners use deicing compounds  to melt ice and snow on roadways, parking lots, sidewalks and driveways. While deicing materials improve travel conditions, they can damage automobiles, concrete surfaces and landscape plants. Read more about Minimize Deicing Salt Damage in the Home Landscape

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Yard and Garden: Balancing Landscape Plants and Deicing Salts

December 14, 2016, 4:25 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Winter is here, and with it comes inclement, icy, snowy weather. Many Iowans use deicing salts to rid their properties of snow and ice, and deicing trucks and snowplows also spread chemicals on roads and streets. But these chemicals can have a negative effect on landscape plants. Read more about Yard and Garden: Balancing Landscape Plants and Deicing Salts

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