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what are the choices if you can't use salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sir spaniourd, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. sir spaniourd

    sir spaniourd Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    I have a few customers that are concerned about me using salt because it kills the grass and it makes her dogs sick. Is there anything else out there in the market that is pet (and plants) safe?
  2. Ian

    Ian Member
    Messages: 96


    Most airports use a product called Urea. It is a form of fertilizer. It melts ice and doesn't corroded aluminum. However the safest for the pets would probably be sand.
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    sand or that pre storm liq application stuff
  4. lush&green

    lush&green Junior Member
    Messages: 20

  5. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    We have also used urea (46-0-0 fert) or calcium chloride
  6. sir spaniourd

    sir spaniourd Senior Member
    Messages: 286

    Thanks so much for the info. people around here is very concerned about the lawn and I don't want to be responsible for dead spots in the lawn. I will try the magic salt. There is a place right around the corner that sells it.
    By the way. Are you guys getting a lot of snow today? :bluebounc