Mowing Your Lawn
by Joel Allen on 01/07/17
From Lowner Merion Township 2017 page 10
Provided by the Lower Merion Township Environmental Advisory Council.
Research has shown that sodium levels in waterways and groundwater are on the rise and are having a negative effect on human health and our environment.
While we cannot simply stop using salt, there are things we can do to reduce the amount of salt that we use on our properties.
For instance, you can use playground sand or bird seed on your sidewalks to improve traction and reduce potential slipping hazards.
If you use salt, you should:
Store it in a day place;
Spread a small amount of salt prior to a storm to prevent ice buildup; and
Wet the salt before applying it so it will stick where you want it.
and let's all try applying a little less de-icing salt on our properties.