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Q.We live in the desert of new mexico. We have water that is 999 ml per liter of salt in our water.

Zone 87002 | Anonymous added on August 10, 2020 | Answered

We have managed to keep some plants and trees alive by using fish emulsion and Terra pro (AG grade) soil around the plants. We believe we are tapped into a underground hot springs as our water comes out very warm 89 degrees it is never cold as most well water is. Any help and information would be greatly appreciated. We are not able to haul our water in. We do use a water system for the house but we use potassium instead of salt in the system. We do not water our plants with the house water that is on the system. We use strictly well water. We do have trees and plants that are thriving but we need any additional help that you are able to provide.

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Answered on August 12, 2020

The best way to remove salt from soil is to flush it out with fresh water, but that isn't possible in your case.

Here are a list of plants that are salt tolerant that you may want to add to your landscape.


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