Question: Salt from ice melt has turned the grass at the edge of my sidewalks brown. How can I get the green to return?
Answer: The sodium chloride used in deicer is toxic to plants and soil, so your grass probably was killed and the soil underneath it harmed as well. Your lawn most likely needs to be aerated in those areas. Do that, then reseed it. If you want to avoid future damage, consider using sand rather than salt on your sidewalks.