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Choose salt-tolerant plants that die back each year for areas along sidewalks, driveways, and streets where deicing salts may be used. Here are some resources for salt-tolerant plants: Minnesota Plant Lists, The Best Plants for 30 Tough Sites
Remember, salt tolerance does not mean salt-resistance. It is important to be responsible and properly apply de-icing products.
Photo: © Daryl Mitchell
'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass is included in this list of salt-tolerant plants from The Minnesota Stormwater Manual.
Choose lawn seed mixes and sod containing salt-tolerant fine fescue grasses.
Salt-tolerant perennial flowers die back over winter making them good choices along driveways, walks, and streets. Replaced each year, annual flowers are also good options.
Do not plant evergreens along surfaces where de-icing salts are used and can kill needles.
Plant trees and shrubs at least 3 feet from driveways and walks where de-icing salts are applied.
Plant trees and shrubs a minimum of 7 feet from roadways where salt spray may occur from street maintenance.
Here are some fascinating ways in which nature positively impacts our physical and mental health, providing you with even more reasons to invest in your outdoor space.
You may think those wiggly worms in your soil are helping your garden, but not so fast. Some species of earthworms, such as the Jumping Worm, can negatively impact soil and plant health.
Landscaping is the most natural way to keep your home cool in the summer and warmer in the winter.