Turf grass can be killed when salt-laden snow is consistently piled on it over the course of winter. If the snow or ice was previously treated with a de-icing product, try to avoid piling it on the root zone of just one nearby tree or shrub. Spreading treated snow around reduces the likelihood of toxicity building up in one area. Try to avoid piling treated snow or ice on long-lived trees and shrubs. Turfgrass is much easier to replace than trees or shrubs.