Rock salt is a winter essential. As the cold snap begins, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to cope with the potentially dangerous conditions outside, caused by snow and ice.
How do you combat Ice and Snow?
For de-icing your path or driveway, Rock Salt is a very good option.Even if your local roads and pavements are gritted, there is still the worry of getting out of your house or on to your driveway safely.
Accidents can easily happen when ice and snow is around, causing people to slip on to hard surfaces and hurt themselves. Spreading a layer of Rock Salt onto the ground will melt away ice and snow and make the ground much safer to walk on.
How does Rock Salt work?
Rock Salt cleverly works by creating brine which is a solution of water and salt. As this has a lower freezing point than ordinary water, putting it on ice will cause it to melt away easily.
How should it be used?
A good way of tackling icy build up is to spread the Rock Salt over your driveway, steps or garden path in the evening time. This will allow it time to get to work, making sure it is safe for you to step out of the house the next morning.
Keep in mind however that Rock Salt should not be used near plants. When used in large quantities, the sodium chloride will kill plants and make the ground unsuitable for future plant growth. Although this is bad news for your flowers and plants, this is great news for when you want to eradicate weeds in your garden or driveway.
Rock Salt can be used as an effective weed killer that is environmentally friendly too. Just drop a small pinch of rock salt at the base of your weeds and this will do the trick nicely. You can also cover your gravel driveway with a substantial amount of Rock Salt to stop weeds from growing there for a number of months after.
Time to Stock Up
So however you choose to tackle the dangers of ice and snow this winter, remember you can’t go wrong with handy winter aggregates like Rock Salt. Our Rock Salt is now in our winter clearance sale, so why not stock up now and save some pennies too? And remember, if you have any questions or tips you would like to share, don't hesitate to comment in the box below.
We always keep a stock pile of rock salt as you ever know when you're going to need it. It keeps fine in the shed covered with a cloth.