If you have a garden, or even if you don’t, it’s almost a certainty that you have a few weeds popping up here and there! You don’t have to go straight to the chemicals to get rid of them though as there are some great natural options for ridding your home of weeds! Here are the best. For more information about natural weed removal, have a chat to your local gardening
Sure it may not be the most efficient way to get rid of weeds but boiling water is just about as natural as it gets! Simply pour boiling water directly onto the weeds that you want to get rid of. Only use it on weeds that are growing in driveway or pathway cracks though as it will kill the beneficial organisms in the soil, organisms that you need to grow things!
If you’ve got weeds in your empty garden beds that you need to get rid of before you can start planting, one great solution is to use normal household vinegar. Vinegar is great for killing weeds as they are sprouting and it’ll completely break down within 24 hours, leaving your soil safe to plant into. Be careful not to get vinegar on your plants though as it kills those just as easily as it does weeds!
Mulch is one of those wonder garden products as not only does it enrich the soil, lock moisture in and keep the roots at a good temperature, it is also perfect for getting rid of weeds. Applying a thick layer of mulch around your plants will smother the weeds so they can’t grow (all plants, including weeds need light to grow after all).
If it’s a relatively warm or hot day, a good way to get rid of weeds is to mix 5 tablespoons of a liquid soap product such as dishwashing liquid with 4 cups of water. Spray the weeds to completely coat them in the soapy water and they’ll wilt and die. Easy and effective!
It may sound a little bit harsh but common table salt is a great natural weed killer. Apply it directly to the weed or over the pathway or driveway where weeds are growing. Be careful not to get it on any areas where you actually want to grow things as it will effectively sterilise the soil.