With the recent cold and snowy weather, it is time to discuss protecting landscapes from unintentional harm. If you like to put salt and deicer on your sidewalks, drives, and steps, you must take care not to damage valuable landscape plants. Generally, physical removal of ice and snow is better for the landscape as long as you don’t pile it on your plants. However, many people aren’t physically able to shovel snow and ice. In this case, chemicals are needed to keep walkways safe.