If you are worried about weeds in your garden and no longer have the strength to keep pulling them. We have some simple tricks to get rid of it. And you won’t need any harsh chemicals, which are not known to be good for the environment, because:
- It gets into the groundwater
- Kill pollinators and beneficial insects
- Disturb the natural ecosystem
Scroll protective layer first
Even plants that we consider weeds have a natural layer that protects them from negative external influences. To break through this protective layer, you need to prepare a mixture of water and soap. Mix two cups of water and a few drops of liquid soap together and spray it on the weeds. If you do this before trying any of the techniques below, you will get more effective results.
The first method is to simply let the weeds dry out. Take a spray bottle and mix together two cups of water and one tablespoon of pure alcohol (96%). Carefully spray this on the weeds. The effect will be seen within a few days, when the plants simply dry out.
Boil hot water in a kettle. This is then poured over the weeds. The boiling water will burn the plant and the roots will dry out. Only use this method in an area where there are no other plants, such as a driveway or patio. The hot water could kill other plants around it, and that would be a great shame!
Acid is absolutely deadly to weeds. That’s why so many chemical products contain acid. However, you don’t need these chemicals. All you need is to mix two tablespoons of lemon juice and one cup of white vinegar and you will get exactly the same effect. The advantage is that this method won’t affect the soil, so you won’t risk damaging other plants and flowers.
And we have one last tip, which is baking soda. Sprinkle about one teaspoon of baking soda on the plant you want to kill, especially on the root at the base. This will prevent regrowth, which you’ll especially appreciate in the driveway or on sidewalks where weeds are really undesirable.