Natural Weed Killer
Do you ever get sick of having to cut the weeds around the yard and house, now that it is hot out and they are growing better than ever? Not only by keeping the weeds in check make your yard look nice and clean, it also helps to keep the bugs, snakes, and ticks down too. If you are like me, spraying harsh chemicals around just to keep weeds down is out of the question! If that sounds like you too, I have good news! Did you know there are things you can use as a natural weed killer? There are and it is normally low priced too!
Most people try to look for any kind of chemical that will get rid of our unwanted weeds. Farm stores are loaded with them. Various sizes and strengths all formulated to kill off our weed problem. The issue with that is, not only do you spray it on the weeds it could wash off and be on other plants you eat or it could get on you, your pets and kids when you are in the yard. The answer to this is to use a natural weed killer, and chances are it is something you probably have in your kitchen right now. Vinegar! Yes, household vinegar will kill off your pesky weeds within hours after spraying them. While either apple cider or white vinegar will work, I have found that the white vinegar is normally a cheaper natural weed killer.
Your first step is to get a sprayer. If you are just doing a few little spots likes cracks in a sidewalk, a little hand sprayer like a spray bottle will work. But if you are doing large areas, that can be rough on the back bending over that long. So I like and use one of the one-gallon hand sprayers. They are usually around ten – fifteen bucks for a one-gallon small unit. It is a good idea to use the sprayer just for the natural weed killer. Because you do not want to mix dangerous chemicals and natural vinegar in your sprayer.
You can use a dilution of two parts vinegar to one part water. However, I prefer it straight, no water, just a jug filled with vinegar. Then you just go to your group of weeds and simply spray them with your solution. Then wait. If it is a sunny day out, it will only take a few hours for the natural weed killer to start to work and you will see the green weeds turning brown.
This won’t work well in or around your garden. Because it will kill your plants too if you are too close. That is because unlike harsh chemicals that have been specially engineered to only kill weeds, this natural weed killer will just kill any greenery you spray it on. Your best option for in the garden area is to just go about it old style with a garden hoe or weed puller tool.
However, there are plenty more areas in your yard that have weeds that are getting out of control, where this natural weed killer comes in handy. On your deck outside, between the boards. The annoying weeds on the edge or between the lines of your sidewalk. How about the small bunches of grass that grow in the cracks of your paved driveway. Or what about that chain link fence that has grass and vines growing up so fast you can’t keep it down fast enough even with a grass trimmer. Small corners of your yard that you can’t get to with a mower. It will kill whatever you spray pretty fast and you can rest assured knowing that the residue it leaves behind won’t harm other living beings.
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