Dealing with weeds on your lawn or garden can be quite tiresome and daunting. It may seem like whatever you do, they just keep on sprouting back. You can try weeding them out manually everyday but that can be exhausting and tiresome in the long run. Commercially available weed killers in most garden stores tend to be quite effective in dealing with these unwanted plants, but is toxic and harmful to humans if not used properly.
Fortunately, there are other methods of dealing with stubborn weeds conveniently but without the risks of toxicity and harm on one’s self or family. Here are few effective ways to safely get rid of weeds from your garden naturally.
You can try spraying or applying a solution of 1 gallon of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 cup of salt over areas with overgrown weeds to kill them off. However, this solution affects all kinds of plant, not just the stubborn unwanted ones. Be careful as it can kill your precious plants too if you apply it to them accidentally.
- A kettle of boiling-hot water
Pour over a kettle or pot-full of boiling hot water to naturally kill them off. One pour will not instantly remove the weeds but a couple of repeats should be enough to properly kill them. You can try adding a tablespoon of rock salt to your boiling water for added effectivity.
- Roll over landscape fabrics with mulch
Landscape fabrics will effectively block off sunlight, depraving weeds of nourishment necessary for them to thrive. Laying these fabrics over lawn or garden areas with weeds will effectively kill them off and prevent them from germination and taking roots under the soil. These fabrics are also thin and porous enough to let air and water through, which helps with your plant’s growth. Adding a layer of mulch over the fabric will further block sunlight off the soil. Just be careful that the mulch doesn’t get in contact with the grass in your lawn as it can kill them too.