Article - Salt Damage on Turf

We've had a spate of nice weather here in the Omaha metro recently, which means one thing: people are outside and starting to notice their lawns again.

Well, when you were out in your yard, did you notice anything like the ugly mess in the picture to the left on your lawn? Did you notice a bunch of gravel along your easements? If so, your turf may be the victim of salt damage.

Usually salt damage occurs along the easements when plow trucks splash up some of their sandy/salty debris off of the road and into your yard. Another cause of salt damage is when people throw too much salt down on their sidewalks.

If you think that you have salt damage, don't worry - there are things you can do to mitigate the damage done by salt. First, let's talk about prevention.


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Barna Lawn & Landscape Lawn Maintenance Schedule

Timing Nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft Other treatments applied
Application 1 April 1 to April 15 0.75 lb.
  • Pre-emergence herbicide (prevention for crabgrass and other grassy weeds)
  • Broadleaf herbicide as needed
Application 2 Around May 15 0.75 lb.
  • Pre-emergence herbicide (prevention for crabgrass and other grassy weeds)
  • Broadleaf herbicide as needed
Application 3 June 15 to June 25 0.75 lb.
  • Preventative Grub treatment (Imidacroplid)
  • Broadleaf herbicide as needed
  • Post-emergence herbicide for grassy weeds as needed
  • Nutsedge herbicide as needed
Application 4 Late July/Early August 0.50 lb.
  • Broadleaf herbicide as needed
  • Post-emergence herbicide for grassy weeds as needed
  • Nutsedge herbicide as needed
Application 5 September 1 to September 15 0.75 lb.
  • Broadleaf herbicide as needed
  • Post-emergence herbicide for grassy weeds as needed
  • Nutsedge herbicide as needed
Application 6 October 15 to November 15 1.25 lb.
  • Broadleaf herbicide as needed

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