|From In the Garden|
Snowy and icy paths and walkways are nothing new to folks who live in temperate regions, but they are dangerous and need to be taken care of in order to prevent falls. Many types of skid resistant materials can be used to reduce iciness on walkways including: rock salt, gravel, dirt, cat litter-and sunflower seeds.
Yes, I said sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds are my choice for installing a slip resistant surface on my sidewalk and deck during the winter. The extra bonuses are of course that sunflower seeds are non toxic, readily available, and serve a functional purpose in that the birds can eat! The downfalls are the hulls can (and will be) tracked into the house, but can be cleaned easily. I'll take the cleaning any day if it means I can watch feeding birds up close and personal next to my deck and keep from slipping when I venture onto the deck....
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No snow here, just some wonderful spring days and garden working days coming up but thought I'd share my tip for a slip preventer in case we or you get some more bad days this winter or spring.
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