5 Ways to Safeguard Your Winter Lawn
Give your lawn a little TLC with these simple do-it-this-weekend solutions to winter's worst landscape spoilers.
Create salt barriers with burlap stapled to sturdy posts. Be sure to cover the base of the plant -- weighing down with mulch, soil, or rocks -- as this is where most salt accumulates. Consider using urea (a common fertilizer that's nontoxic to plants and available at garden centers) as snow melts.
Additionally, plants that go into winter in good health are better able to withstand damage. Keep plants well watered, mulch to prevent water loss, and add organic matter or gypsum to help leach sodium from the soil.
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