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Tips For Melting Ice Without Damaging Your Plants

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Plants in winters suffer some damage. When spring comes, the sun will warm up the soil and melt any remaining ice crystals in your garden beds. However, if there are plants that are still covered with snow or ice when it melts, they will be damaged. In this article, we’ll explain how to thaw out your plants without damaging them.

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When you’re looking to melt ice without causing damage to your plants, it’s essential to know that salt is harmful. Salt can damage concrete sidewalks, driveways, and any other areas where it is applied. It can also harm pets and wildlife—not just the animals directly exposed but those in the surrounding area who may drink contaminated water sources or eat vegetation soaked by salty runoff. Salty runoff can impact local bodies of water negatively (not just ponds but also streams and rivers). And of course, salting your plants will kill them.

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Use A Salt-Free Deicer That Doesn’t Damage Plants

When you’re shopping for a salt-free ice melt, it’s essential to look at the label and ensure that what you buy is appropriate for your needs. You will want to use an ice melt bulk that doesn’t damage concrete and is not corrosive like salt.  

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Additionally, you’ll want to look for an environmentally friendly product—this means avoiding chemicals like calcium chloride and magnesium chloride. 

If possible, choose a product that can be applied easily: spray-on versions are great because they’re easy to apply and clean up afterward. You also want something that won’t be too heavy for your deck: icicles are just as dangerous as falling ice when they fall from above! Finally, keep in mind how easy it is to store ice melt once winter has ended: if there’s no place inside where this stuff can go until next year (or if your housemates have objections), consider buying something small enough so that storing it out of sight won’t be difficult.

Safe Paw is a salt-free deicer. Its patented traction compound provides slide resistance, lasts more than 72 hours on the surface, and is salt-free, chlorine-free, and acetate-free. It uses a two-step process that begins by breaking up the ice and then melting it. This combination is effective for melting through even the most difficult conditions, including ice formations and compacted snow.

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As you can see, there are many ways to deal with ice in your garden and yard. You have options for both long-term solutions, like a heated driveway or sidewalks, and short-term ones like a salt-free ice melt. The most important thing is to be careful and make sure that you don’t damage plants when removing ice from around them!

Safe Paw melts ice quickly and won’t harm your plants because it doesn’t contain chloride ions.

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Other Ice Melt Products

Safe Thaw

Imagine an ice melt you can put down and never worry about. It won’t harm pets, kids and your property. That’s Safe Thaw. Unlike anything else on the market, Safe Thaw can change how winter affects our planet.

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Stay safe on slippery surfaces with a product that’s 100% natural and safe for pets, people, and your property. Use Traction Magic on sidewalks, steps, or as instant traction for your car.

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