Reduce Salt Use
The use of salt can help you get a grip in winter, however using too much can be harmful and toxic. Be sure to watch how much salt you use on your sidewalk and driveway. Excessive amounts of salt can saturate the soil and kill the vegetation near it. The death of these plants is what gives you that brown and patchy lawn in the Spring. Salt can be helpful but in moderation, only apply it on surfaces you want to treat.