Winter weather, particularly snow and ice, requires some action on our part to keep our families safe from icy sidewalks and driveways. Pouring a bag of salt on the front walk might melt the ice, but it can damage both turf and landscape plants. While a de-icer might be necessary in harsh winters, using no more than the recommended amount, along with a few other strategies, can help minimize yellow lawns and injured plants, says Leah Chester-Davis for Better Homes and Garden and on the web at bhg.com. Here are Leah’s tips: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/lawn-care/keep-your-landscape-safe-from-winter-salt/
Schmechtig Landscapes is a landscape contractor who provides landscape design, landscape installation, and landscape services for clients in North Shore Suburbs of Chicagoland, Northwest Suburbs of Chicagoland, Lake Geneva, and surrounding communities.