Natural (And Easy!) Ways To Get Rid Of Weeds

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Weeds can be the bane of any gardener’s existence. They can sneak into the cracks of your plant defenses. Growing up big and long before you even know it. So how do you get rid of those nasty weeds without resorting to chemicals? Well, we found a few easy ways to get rid of the weeds without damaging your garden.

Boiling Water

This is easiest to do if you have a tea kettle. One of the simplest ways to get rid of weeds is boiling water. Once you have your boiling water, simply pour a little bit of it over where the weed is growing. The boiling water will not only kill the plant instantly, but it also doesn’t use chemicals. So once the water has cooled down, it won’t do any harm to your plants. Just be careful not to pour the boiling hot water on yourself or any other part of your garden. Boiling water is dangerous and could kill the plants you’re trying to help if you accidentally spill the water on them.

Vinegar

Here’s another easy way to kill weeds. Vinegar is very effective in killing off weeds. You can usually just pour some directly onto the weeds in order to kill them. In order to make the vinegar more effective just add a spoonful of salt and dish soap fluid into the mixture. Mix it up, and pour over where the weeds are. It’s also a  little safer since you’re not handling any terribly harmful chemicals, and it’s environmentally friendly. You only need to be careful about not getting the mixture to close to your plants. As an added bonus, you can also pour the mixture along the edges of your garden to act as a barrier to keep weeds from trying to encroach their way in.

Alcohol

You can make a spray out of some stiff alcohol. Just mix four cups of water with ever five tablespoons of alcohol. Spray the mixture on the weeds in order to kill them. If the weeds are extra tough, just add some more alcohol to your weed spray. Just be careful not to get the spray on any of the leaves of your plants. The alcohol may not kill them, but it could do some damage. Just like the other suggestions, this one is also environmentally friendly. It’s also pain-free, and just requires a spray bottle.

These are just a few simple ways to get rid of weeds. There’s no reason to resort to harsh chemicals in order to get rid of weeds in your garden. The greatest thing is that these are also cost-effective. So you won’t have to shell out any extra cash in order to use these methods. Even better, they don’t require a lot of work either. At most you’ll just have to walk around to find the weeds. Since these options are eco-friendly as well, they won’t do any damage to the environment. We hope you found these useful!

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