When one toils for hours maintaining a garden so that it is impeccable… and then weeds come along and spoil everything, it’s enough to drive us crazy!
We must find a way to get rid of these weeds! They’re spoiling all our fine work!
It is important that chemicals should be avoided.
Here is a compilation of the 8 best natural tricks to help you get rid of weeds without chemicals!
These tips are perfect for parents with young children and pets!
THEREFORE THE 8 BEST TIPS 100% NATURAL:
Baking soda is a safe option. It prevents weeds from regrowing between sidewalk cracks or patio slabs without introducing toxins into the environment. Sprinkle handfuls of baking soda on the weeds and they will slowly die.
Alcohol dehydrates weeds. Add 28 ml (1 ounce) of Vodka to 500 ml (2 cups) of water. Put this mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the weeds in full sunlight during the middle of the day for a better effect.
Prevent weeds from growing for good with corn flour. This trick will at least make it more difficult for weeds to grow. Corn flour won’t kill weeds but will prevent new ones from sprouting up.
Cover the weeds with 4 sheets of newspaper. Sunlight feeds the weeds. By covering them you deprive them of sunlight and they will die. You can even add mulch on top to accelerate the process.
FERTILIZING THE LAWN:
Strangely, the best way to keep weeds off your lawn is to sufficiently fertilize the lawn so that there’s no more space for weeds! An abundant lawn leaves no room for weeds! But beware! Too much fertilizer, even a natural one can kill lawns.
Mix 785 ml (1 gallon) of white vinegar with 500 g (2 cups) of Epsom salt. Spray this solution on weeds. The mixture will dehydrate the weeds!Tip:Using a vinegar with 10% higher acidity is even more effective.
THE BOILING WATER:
Keep the boiling water after cooking your potatoes! A trick as old as the world, but super efficient! Water the weeds with boiling water!
And finally, the least fun and the most painful, do everything by hand. It's nothing magical or charming, but it's by far the most effective technique! Remove everything by hand, making sure to also remove the roots of the plant and add lawn fertilizer if you are on the lawn. Otherwise, add corn flour if you’re working between patio slabs or sidewalk cracks!
Do you know other natural tricks? Share them in the comments at the bottom of the page!