A gardening expert reveals a ‘do-it-yourself’ weed-removal tip, but cautions that ‘it can harm most plants.’
A GARDENING PROFESSIONAL has provided a “DIY solution” for weed removal in the garden. The natural, domestic treatment, however, “could kill most plants it touches,” according to the expert.
Manually removing weeds in the garden on your hands and knees is a difficult process. It can take hours, not to mention be inconvenient and leave bothersome roots in the ground that may grow back. To get rid of weeds, some gardeners employ dangerous chemicals, but these can hurt the environment and wildlife as well.
Instead, natural weed killers may be created at home and are just as effective.
A horticulture expert presented some “DIY” tips for eradicating weeds in a Safer Brand YouTube video from 2016.
If you’re sowing grass seed, one of the first things you should look for is weed seeds.
“Make sure you’re buying high-quality seeds,” the video advised.
“Make sure your grass seed contains less than 2% weed seeds, such as grassy or broadleaf seeds, crop seeds, such as maize or wheat, and inert materials, such as chaff or soil particles, according to the label.
A lot of “natural” weed killer may be found right in your kitchen, according to the gardening expert.
They said, “Vinegar and dish soap in a spray bottle.”
“In the morning on a dry hot day, mix two parts white distilled vinegar, one part water, and a few drops of dish detergent and spray the solution on the weed.
“However, be careful where you spray because this DIY solution will kill most plants it comes into contact with.
“Salt is another weed killer that can be found in your kitchen.
“To liquefy the solution, combine three tablespoons of salt with just enough warm water.
“Salt kills weeds by dehydrating them.
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“However, it also depletes the soil, so use this weed killer only in locations where you don’t want any plants, such as a rocky path.”
You could always cover your compost in mulch if you don’t want to make your own liquid weed killer.
Mulch doesn’t have to be shredded bark; you can make it out of household items.
“Smother your weeds with mulch,” the expert suggested.
“Don’t toss out the morning paper just yet.
“You can use paper leaves, straw, or even a black tarp to smother your weeds.
“Just to be certain.” Brinkwire Summary News