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Winter has descended with a white blanket over the lawns in Hamilton and the cold is numbing at times.

The warm weather in December and January was unusual. I drove by a lawn in December after a few days of sunshine and saw a few dandelion plants with seed heads blooming. I swear I had driven by that way a few days earlier, yet I could not remember seeing any yellow flowers. I wondered if the dandelion seed heads had been sitting encased in their post-flower stage just waiting for some warm weather. If the weather hadn't been warm in December, would they have bided their time until the spring? Was this an effect of the "El Nino" winter that we are supposed to be getting? Will the dandelion puffs that dispersed their seeds in December result in more weeds or fewer weeds next spring.

 

 

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 Salt can be an interesting thing to look at in its crystalline form. It does a good job of melting snow and ice, thus keeping us safe on the roads and upright on our walks, steps and porches.

Salt on the lawns, however, is not a good thing.
Too much salt may increase your blood pressure
Excess salt will kill the lawn. This means that seeding must be done in the spring to fill the bare patches. (more work!! - always raises my blood pressure!!)

To reduce damage to the lawn, use an ice melting product that does not contain regular salt. Don't use more than is required. In areas where salt damage is prevalent, use LOGI-CAL Root Proliferator  in the fall and spring to help to neutralize the effects of salt. Apply at about 8 lbs per 100 square feet on clay soils. Sandy soils need about half as much.

 

 

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