Plant Safe Ice Melter

Organic, Plants and Garden Safe De-icer


The age-old problem of how to clear ice, frost and snow from driveways, paths and gardens safely, without harming the wider environment, is something that could well be coming to an end. The traditional methods of using rock salt to clear ice and snow have been proven to be extremely harmful, so more and more people are turning to safer, more environmentally friendly alternatives that do not pose a risk to humans, animals or plant life.

Choosing a plant-safe ice melting method needn’t mean compromising on quality either, with modern formulae providing ice clearing results that are a match for rock salt, if not superior.


Rock salt is a strong chemical also known as sodium chloride, which can cause a great deal of damage to the surfaces it is spread on and the plant life, animals and human beings that come into direct contact with it. Rock salt is toxic and can cause irritation and salt burns to both people and animals, while it mixes in with surface water and negatively alters soil quality by displacing potassium, phosphorus and other minerals that are essential for healthy plant growth.


The good news is that there are excellent landscape safe ice melter products out there that do not contain rock salt or other harmful ingredients such as urea. EcoGrit is a naturally derived, organic plant-safe de-icer that works on lawns, garden beds and other surfaces down to temperatures of minus 20 degrees C. EcoGrit gently clears ice and frost from lawns, grass and flower beds to help protect plants from the effects of frost and make the areas safer to walk, work in and play on in the winter.

Apply an even sprinkling of the organic de-icer, EcoGrit up to seven days ahead of anticipated frost to stop ice forming. It is safe to leave down, as it will not affect the soil quality, nor harm any surface water or nearby ponds or streams. The lawn-safe ice melt can be left to sink into the ground near tree roots and shrubs too, as the social formula has been designed to remain safe for plants of all sizes.


If you are looking for a garden-safe de-icer that will clear the concrete, paving or asphalt areas around your house, then EcoGrit can tick all the boxes. Not only will it clear frozen water effortlessly and safely from your paths and driveways, it is also perfectly safe for your family and your pets to walk on, as there are no toxic ingredients that will irritate the skin or damage vehicles, clothing or shoes. The water produced by using the garden safe ice melter will simply flow into nearby garden beds and grass and enter the ecosystem, harmlessly and with no ill effects.


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EcoGrit is a natural, organic ice melter that contains no rock salt, urea or other ingredients that could pose a threat to the wellbeing of plants or the wider environment. The highly effective, lawn safe de-icer is easy to apply using a shaker, scoop or by hand and comes in a variety of convenient sizes to suit gardens and surfaces of all areas and types. It can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door for use whenever you need it most.

EcoGrit is also highly effective for schools seeking to keep their playgrounds and outdoor areas safer and communal areas with plants and flowers that need to be protected for the enjoyment of all who see them. It is also extremely useful to keep inside your car or vehicle for easy de-icing on the move.

Plant Safe Ice Melter

Pet friendly

Plant Safe Ice Melter

work for up
to 7 days

Plant Safe Ice Melter

works down
to -200c

Plant Safe Ice Melter

use early to
stop ice forming

Make sure to use an ice melt that is specifically labelled as plant-safe, and that does not contain and rock salt (sodium chloride) or urea. These toxic ingredients can destroy soil quality and adversely affect water systems, making it harder for plants to thrive and wildlife to stay healthy.

Read the ingredients list carefully on your ice melt products before applying it to a lawn or grassy area. Make sure your chosen product does not contain rock salt (sodium chloride) or urea, and that it is naturally derived and organic to keep your grass safe and healthy. When applying your lawn-safe ice melt, try not to step on the frozen lawn too much, as you could damage the grass plants underfoot.

Look for de-icers that state on the packaging that they are plant-friendly and urea free. They must not contain any rock salt (sodium chloride) as this can cause chemical burns and ruin soil quality, affecting the healthy growth of your lawn. Look for an organically derived product too, for optimum performance and peace of mind.

Using a plant-safe de-icing product such as EcoGrit on your garden is perfectly fine, do long as you follow the instructions on the packaging. Allow the product time to do its work before stepping onto frozen grass or plants too much, as this could cause unnecessary damage. Melted water from the de-icer will run harmlessly off into flower beds and the ground without damaging surrounding plants or habitats.

Depending on how long you have got before you need your lawn to be free from ice, and how sunny your garden gets during the day, you could wait and let the ice melt naturally as the day warms up. If you need quicker results, the best bet is to use a specially formulated, garden-safe de-icer that will melt the frost and ice more quickly without causing harm to the ground or surrounding plants and wildlife.

Handy Hint #1

Keeping your container open in the house in the warm will allow EcoGrit to become drier and free-flowing allowing for it to be spread more evenly and with less product needed.

Handy Hint #2

Mixing 100g of EcoGrit to a litre of water will create a deicing spray ideal for steps (and bird tables).

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