Growing weeds can be so annoying for every single person who loves gardening, those pesky uninvited little guests that stop your plants from nurturing. However, do you know that you can get rid of those irritating plants without actually using harmful chemicals? Here are some natural alternatives to round-up whenever you encounter these annoying weeds in your garden.
Covering weeds with newspaper actually blocks the sunlight and oxygen from being absorbed by those weeds. Thus, avoiding them to grow and be nurtured because that part of the soil contains no nutrients. You can use about 10 layers of newspaper sheets and wet it with water to hold it down.
Vinegar contains around 5% of acetic acid which kills plant leaves. It is super effective for plants who are still young and doesn’t have matured roots. It is important to cover plants that you want to keep when using vinegar to avoid unwanted killing of those plants that you want.
Soaps contain oil that can break down weeds on some surfaces which also makes them susceptible to desiccants. You can pour a few drops of liquid dish detergent to vinegar so you can keep the solution on leaves. It will also make the leaves shiny so you can see the surfaces have you already sprayed on.
- Boiling Water
It is one of the most practical ways of removing weeds in your garden. You can already do this after you made a cup of coffee or tea. You can take some of the remaining boiling water in the kettle and pour it on the driveway and sidewalk weed so they won’t reach border plants.
It is actually nice to know that there are a lot of alternatives that you can use to kill those annoying weeds rather than using herbicides that can harm the environment and your health. Another reason to use any of these alternatives is that they are cheaper and easier to get than those chemical weed killers