Vinegar is non-selective and will kill everything it touches, but it won’t work on deep rooted perennials and may just ‘burn’ the visible parts of the weed. It’s highly effective on small weeds, but it can also alter your soil to prevent things from growing there in the future, so it’s best to use this on block paving and gravel driveways only. Simply add it to a sprayer and squirt onto the leaves and stems of weeds.
Salt has been used as a herbicide and pesticide for hundreds of years and is very effective. Dilute three parts salt with one-part water, mix and leave to stand for 10 minutes to make sure the salt has dissolved. Spray the desired weeds with the salty solution, but don’t use on lawns – salt can be absorbed into your soil and prevent future growth.
3. Boiling water
Scalding water can destroy growing weeds, but also any other greenery nearby, so make sure to keep it as close to the weeds as possible.
4. Baking soda
Use baking soda on pesky weeds, particularly those growing in cracks to avoid killing healthy grass and other vegetation.
Layer mulch with newspapers or cardboard to eliminate existing weeds, whilst also stopping the next generation of weeds from growing, too.
Cornmeal gluten acts as an organic herbicide and is free of toxic chemicals, so should be scattered over soil to prevent crabgrass and dandelions from growing.
7. Rubbing alcohol
Mix two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol with a litre of water, and then pour the mixture into a spray bottle. The alcohol will remove the moisture that weeds need to survive.
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