Salt Can Affect Plant Material Growing Near Roads, Driveways, and Sidewalks
Posted December 27, 2017
While salt assists us in allowing for safe winter travel both by driving and walking, it can cause problems on nearby plant material. Salt injury on plant material can be determined if the severity of the problem is more severe close to sidewalks, driveways, or roads. If you suspect that your plant material has been inured due to salt or salt spray, you may want to consider one or more of the following salt injury prevention tips:
For more salt injury symptoms and prevention tips as well as a list of salt-tolerant landscape plants, see UW-Extension publication #A3877, Winter Salt Injury and Salt Tolerant Landscape Plants. This publication can be downloaded from the UW-Extension Publications website at http://learningstore.uwex.edu/
Civil Rights Statement: University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.