Na-X Soil Salt Flush 5-0-0 :: Salt Damage Recovery
This is yet another unique product from our friends at Ecologel. "Soil Salt Flush" is exactly what it is designed to do.
This product can be used across your entire lawn but is also great for areas where road salt washed from the road into your lawn over winter.
The application rates are pretty heavy so for a DIYers, you have a couple choices. If you are hitting your parkways for example, these are usually smaller areas, or thin strips. Get your Ortho-Dial-N-Spray or other hose end sprayer and put 32oz of Na-X Salt Flush in there and hose down that parkway.
Just bare in mind, you are coming out of winter and your soil may be pretty well saturated and not able to absorb too much - so you want to use your eye, and watch as you apply. If things seem to be running off, stop and wait a day or two until things dry out a bit more. You want the soil to be able to hold what you apply.
Another way you could apply is in lighter apps using a pump or battery sprayer over several days. You may call it "Spoon feeding" and that would be a fine way to describe it. Put 8oz of concentrate in 1 gallon of water and apply it to your parkway, then water it in. Repeat this everyday for 4 days in a row.
Either on of these methods should help to flush out the toxins, kick up the microbes, and explode that salty soil with life and fresh microbial activity.
From the manufacturer:
Na-X is a soluble electrolyte solution which reduces excess sodium salt levels and stimulates biological activity in soils. Sodium accumulations in soil replace calcium, destroying soil structure by dispersing soil colloids. As a result, water infiltration, percolation, and soil aeration are reduced. Seed germination is inhibited by high sodium levels and root growth is generally reduced. The high levels of free exchangeable calcium ions in Na-X displace sodium ions absorbed on cation exchange sites of soil colloids restoring soil structure and preventing sodium build-up for vigorous turf growth. It is also an excellent source of calcium for turf. Na-X is ideal for tank spraying or fertigation.
Application Instructions: Apply 32 to 64 oz. of product in 2.5 gal. of water per 1000 sq. ft. of turf, or 10 to 22 gal. of product in 30 to 50 gal. of water. Water in after application.
Repeat applications every two weeks until sodium drops to an acceptable level.
Do not mix with sulfates or phosphates. Shake well before using.
Handling & Storage:
Store between 40-95° F.
Avoid direct heat or fire.
Decomposition may occur at high temperatures (above 225° F).
Keep out of reach of children.
Harmful if swallowed.
Avoid inhalation, eye contact, or ingestion.
Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin which may cause irritation.