1. Spray weeds with salt
An inexpensive ingredient that is already found at home could be an excellent gardening ally ! The salt will kill a large number of herbs that can not be uprooted completely. Use a fork to remove the soil at the base of the roots and cut the stem as close to the ground as possible. Pour salt on the cut, trying not to spill around.
2. Remove weeds from cracks with vinegar and salt
If weeds or grass grow in cracks in your driveway, sidewalk, or other paved area, spray with a solution of salt and vinegar . Mix 460 ml (2 cups) vinegar, ¼ cup (60 ml) salt and 2 drops dish liquid in a pot and close the lid tightly and mix well. Another simpler solution is to pour salted boiling water into the cracks. In either case, make sure the liquid does not touch your plants.
3. A homemade herbicide to kill weeds
It is true that herbicides are effective, but there are also ecological solutions to consider that are easy to prepare at home. Whatever your views on ecological or conventional gardening, it is always wise to try low-toxicity herbicides before switching to powerful poisons.
Acetic acid vinegar kills the leaves of weeds, not their roots. However, if you spray the grass often enough, this method will deplete the grass’s energy reserves and eventually eliminate it.
460 ml (2 cups) water
345 ml (1½ cups) vinegar (white or cider)
115 ml (½ cup) of dishwashing liquid
Using a funnel, pour all ingredients into a 1-liter spray bottle.
Shake it to mix well.
Spray the solution directly on the weeds (avoid spraying on your plants).
4. Prepare a cocktail against poison ivy
Nobody wants to rub in the poison ivy. Looking for a simple way to end it? Water and vodka will do the trick. Mix 460 ml (2 cups) water and 2 tablespoons vodka in a spray bottle. The dehydrating effect of vodka will kill the plant soon after its leaves have been saturated with the mixture.
5. Newsprint and plastic covers to prevent weeds from proliferating
If any part of your garden is overgrown with weeds, try one of these mulches to prevent weeds from growing.
• The paper diary : wet several newspaper pages so that they stick together then drop it on a square mat of weeds. Camouflage with wood shavings or other mulch. You can remove it when the weeds are eliminated.
• Garbage bags: Cut black plastic garbage bags along the seam to double the size and cover the problem area of the garden. Camouflage with shavings or whatever and leave everything in place for 10 to 14 days. Weeds should not survive this treatment.
6. Plastic covers to prevent weeds from proliferating
Garbage Bags: Cut black plastic garbage bags along the seam to double the size and cover the problem area of the garden. Camouflage with shavings or whatever and leave everything in place for 10 to 14 days. Weeds should not survive this treatment.
7. Basil to spice up your culture
Enjoy the essential oils to treat weeds in a gentle way. Thanks to the weed-killing and fungicidal properties of basil essential oil, you’ll get rid of weeds in no time.
Mix basil essential oil with your homemade herbicide soap and spray at the base of the weed. The little pest will not be able to resist this sneaky treatment for a long time.
8. Rout regularly to remove weeds
To effectively eliminate weeds from your garden, arm yourself with patience, rigor and … at work! The more you do the weeding often, the less difficult and tedious the task will be.
Proper use of the tools will also help you quickly weed your garden. The weeder, equipped with a fixed blade or oscillating, allows to cut the seedlings at their base. The hoe, meanwhile, to uproot herbs that have had time to grow.
9. Recycle grass as weed control
When cutting your grass, instead of picking it up and bagging it, keep it. Cover the weeds with fresh cut grass to smother the plant and kill it. However, if your lawn contains a lot of weeds, avoid this treatment. You risk spreading the weeds more than killing them.
10. Control to better rule
Even if your herbicide is organic or even if you do it yourself at home, the fact remains that a herbicide can still kill other plantations if you pour it on. To use the herbicide effectively, simply use an inverted funnel to concentrate the herbicide spray on the weed, not your desirable or edible planting.
To do this, take a container of two liters of cola and cut the bottom of the bottle to remove it. Take the cut bottle and put it on top of the weed. Open the cap, introduce the spray nozzle of your herbicide and sprinkle generously. Once the treatment is done, remove the funnel and proceed to the next plant. Your plantations will be spared and the weeds eliminated.
11. The right plants against weeds
Some plants, when they grow, produce a significant amount of ground foliage. This foliage, abundant and dense, occupies all the place of culture and thus prevents the weed from carving a place among the good ones.
Mustard, clover and phacelia are these plants called green manure. Buckwheat is also part of these green manures. Ask a specialist to choose the one that suits you best.
12. Parts in smoke, weeds!
You can also simply burn the weed to prevent its overgrowth. With a small torch or a torch, put heat on the controlled area where you want to control weeds. But beware: it is very important to first ensure that the maneuver is safe and controlled. Make sure you have the necessary to put out a fire and do not do this treatment when the weather is dry, in hot weather, or if you are near a forest, or flammable materials.
13. Baking soda to permanently eliminate weeds
Baking soda is the real bane of weeds.
To deal a fatal blow to recalcitrant weeds, use baking soda, commonly known as “the little cow”. Just pour a good amount of bicarbonate into the interstices of your stone terrace, for example. Then, water with water or just wait for it to rain. The combination of bicarbonate and water will slow the growth of weeds.
14. A simple and more affordable solution for weed control: hot water
A simple solution to weed control is to use very hot water. Boil water and pour it on the weeds immediately. This will kill them on the spot. As simple as that!
You may need to repeat the process a few times during the summer, but this is definitely the easiest way to remove weeds from your garden.
15. Trick weeds with fake seedlings
If you want to improve your chances of having a soil free of weeds, practice the technique of false seeding. This is actually preparing the soil, as you would if you were ready to sow, 2 to 3 weeks before the establishment of your crop.
In this wet and airy soil, weeds will rise without delay and you will be able to weed them later. Repeat this garden trickery once or twice, then start your crop for good.
16. Lime serving the gardener
Lime will primarily fertilize your lawn. By pouring lime on your lawn, she will be nurtured and healthy.
After a few years of lime treatment, the moss and weeds will be gone from your garden for a long time.
17. Soil mulching to control weeds
Mulching is a very effective technique to prevent weed growth.
Mulching consists of spreading residues of organic matter on the soil of a crop. Residues can be cut grass, dead leaves, wood mulch, scraps of wood, bark chips, etc.
In addition to choking the soil and controlling weeds, mulching allows the soil to retain water and reduce natural evaporation.