‘May damage grass roots!’ Lawn care expert issues warning over snow – ‘avoid’ snow piles

“It’s advisable not to use rock salt to melt snow from your lawn, not only can salt leave a residue, it may damage grass roots.”

Don’t pile snow on lawns

Snow often needs to be moved from patios, pavements and driveways for safety purposes.

However, snow should not be piled on lawns, this should be “avoided” if possible.

“Heavy piles of snow can cause stress to the lawn and waterlogging can be an issue as large piles melt,” Jonathan added.

Prepare to overseed

Light damage to lawns, from making snowmen or creating snow angels, for example, may leave patches on lawns once the snow has melted.

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