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I had a local guy that works for a large local commercial outfit tell me that applying epsom salt to your lawn would reduce weeds in a lawn. He said that they would get the epsom salts wet and then let it dry and break up the big clumps into a more granular size and then apply with a granular spreader. Has anyone else heard of this? Thanks.
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I would use it on a sidewalk or brick walkway but stay away from any flower bed as it will kill plants, also stay away from any well that the customer may have and I mean at least 50 feet as it could ruin their drinking water but yes it will work mixed with warm water.
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Any thoughts on the increased salinity impacting growing conditions for the existing turf? Will it impact highly organic soils? etc.
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Any thoughts on the increased salinity impacting growing conditions for the existing turf? Will it impact highly organic soils? etc.
In my experience any kind of salt that I have seen kills turf, I would like for an alternative if the area you are doing is anywhere near turf.
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