Have you ever wondered:
why weeds grow all over your garden and vegetable garden?
In the fall, grassy weed seeds fall from trees and during the spring, then they germinate when the soil temperature rises above 10 and 15 ° C (50 to 60 ° F).
For example, May flowers come to an end because of April showers. Well, it's exactly the same for weeds.
If you're tired of seeing weeds ruining your garden and vegetable garden, but hate chemical weed killers, you can try homemade weed killers!
Here are the 10 best homemade weed killers:
1) The salt:
This method may seem a little bit too simple, but you can really kill weed with salt. And you will not even have to go out to buy material. But you will have to be careful though.
Create a 3:1 ratio of water and salt. So, 3 parts of water for 1 part of salt.
Be careful not to water the nearby vegetation with this mixture, because you will also kill the lawn and your flowers. Pour salt water into a spray bottle, and water only on the weed. Do this on hot and very sunny days.
2) Baking soda:
Just sprinkle the baking soda over the weeds and pour water on top so that the baking soda covers all the weeds. Do this on hot and very sunny days. Repeat every 6 weeks.
3) Clove oil:
In a spray bottle, fill it with water, add a few drops of dish soap and add a some clove oil. Dish soap allows the mix to cling to the foliage and the clove kills the weeds.
4) A homemade weed killer with 3 ingredients:
This 3-ingredient lotion is so effective that you will need to be careful where you spray it.
In a spray bottle, add 750 ml (3 cups) white vinegar, 15 ml (1 tablespoon) dish soap, and 62 g (1/4 cup) salt. Mix well. Do this on hot and very sunny days.
5) Rubbing alcohol:
Use rubbing alcohol, or drinking alcohol (gin, bourbon, etc.) to kill weeds. Add 5 to 10 tbsp. alcohol to 1/2 L. of water and water the weeds. Repeat every day until you get the desired results.
6) Boiling water:
Did you know that boiling water could help you? Boiling water will kill weeds. But be careful, it will also kill all the greenery in that area.
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7) The corn flour:
To prevent weeds from growing, you need to plan ahead. For weeds like crabgrass, dandelions, and chickweed, you can sprinkle soil with corn flour. Gluten from corn flour will act as a natural herbicide against weeds.
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The weed needs light, sun and heat to grow. So, if you cover your flower beds with mulch, the weeds won't grow. It is suggested to cover the soil with at least 5 to 8 cm (2 to 3 inches) of mulch. And it smells so good when it rains!
9) The straw:
The straw helps to remove unwanted weeds in the garden. And after its decomposition, it will also help to fertilize the soil. You can spread it around the kitchen garden, but avoid putting too much near the stems, so plants and vegetables get enough water.
10) Landscape fabric:
The landscape fabric is used to kill weeds and to prevent future weeds from growing under the vegetable garden. It works as a "blanket" to protect the ground.
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