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Salt product safe for grass?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by The mayor, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Is there any salt/ice melt product that is less detramental to grass around sidewalks and such.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    We ONLY use "Enviornmelt" we used quite a bit of it last year and no problems in spring and so far. It runs about 8.50 per 50lb bag.
     
  4. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    The calcium is sold in this area. I will look into that. As for the enviromelt...where do you get that. I could not find it doing a search.
     
  5. ALGS

    ALGS Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I sub out my fert work to Natural Lawn, and they sell ice melt. It's 15 bucks per 50 pound bag but there website i believe has a wrong price. There stuff is really good and doesn't hurt anything.
     
  6. Natures Edge

    Natures Edge Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Environmelt

    You can find the Environmelt or a sister product from a company called Reinders In Milwaukee. I think they have 8 locations throughout the State. If the don't carry the Environmelt, ask for the product Avalanche. They have it in 22lb, 50lb and supersacks. Probably about $9-10 a bag because the manufacturers freight is higher to get to Milwaukee for distribution.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2007
  7. SnowMelt2006

    SnowMelt2006 Member
    Messages: 68

    Road Runner is about 98% sodium.

    Avalanche and Environmelt are about the same.

    They are all rock salt based with very little of anything else added to the mix.

    Just FYI.