3 organic ways to kill weeds will not only help you demolish those pesky, uninvited visitors to your yard but also save you money! Three cheers for MONEY SAVING IDEAS!
In our family, we have several health issues that prevent us from using any kind of pesticide in our home or yard. I am lucky that I actually think dandelions are beautiful. This could be a litmus test for a true flower lover? If you think those plants that others call weeds, the dandelion is pretty then your love for flowers is taken to a whole other level!
Boiling water not only sterilizes many things around the house it is my first choice to naturally and organically kill weeds. I find it most helpful in those areas that you may have formerly used Round Up for, sidewalks, driveways, and weeds growing from cracks. Please be careful! Boiling water can cause burns so this is not a method children should help you with. I find using a tea kettle with a lever lid works best and is safest.
Applying salt to the offending plant and watch it die. Table salt can be purchased for next to nothing and you can pour it directly from the spout onto the weeds. Reapply salt every week until the offender is dead.
Vinegar like salt changes the chemical makeup of the soil. Pour vinegar directly around the base of the plant. Usually, one dose of vinegar does the job in my Ohio soil but the soil in your area may require more applications.
Remember that these 3 organic ways to kill weeds can also kill plants and flowers that you want to keep. If you have a weed in your garden bed pull it by hand.
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Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.