Pasco city leaders say you could be legally responsible if someone slips on the sidewalk in front of your house. Local lawn care stores recommend you use UREA fertilizers to stop people from slipping.
These fertilizers burn hot enough to melt ice but don't damage your lawn. The City of Pasco uses fertilizers like these on their sidewalks.
Kevin Wattenburger of Columbia Feed and Grain says, "It's great for the environment and for your lawn andsidewalks, and it doesn't track into your house."
Wattenburger says he has people coming in every day asking about how to de-ice their sidewalks. He tells people to follow directions when applying any fertilizer because too much can damage the lawn or the sidewalk.