A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. ~Doug Larson
Are you fed up on pulling out the weeds in your garden? Weeds have always been an enemy of gardeners which led to the creation of commercial weed controls. These five effective homemade weed killers will definitely make your day.
This process is actually like mulching. Just put the newspaper at least 5 layers thick to kill the weeds. The lack of sun will eventually kill the weed underneath and also prevents the sprouting of new ones.
This is actually pretty simple and budget friendly too. You just need to boil some water and pour it on the weeds you wanted to kill. By doing so, you are cooking the plant in the ground. Be sure to keep in mind that this process will kill the roots and plant that comes in contact and nearby plants. This is perfect for clearing vegetation in sidewalks.
In some countries, salting the earth is used as a punishment for crimes and even as a war tactic. This is because salting the earth could cause the plants to die and become unsuitable for plant growth in the future. When using salt as a weed killer, be sure to put a pinch at the based of the weed only to kill plant and let the rain and water wash of the salt.
Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol)
Widely used as an anti septic and for cleansing wounds, rubbing alcohol can be an effective in the weed killer by putting it on the weeds. The rationale of this is the properties it contains. Rubbing alcohol draws the water out and make it evaporate quickly. It will suck the water in the plant that will kill them eventually. Be aware that like the boiling water, it is not selective thus kills the plants that come in contact with it.
Vinegar is indeed very useful in gardening too. The acetic acid content in the solution will kill the leaves but not the roots. Younger weeds are pefect victim for this because they are not strong enough to grow more leaves.
This homemade solutions are will definitely help you control the weeds in your garden. The good thing is that you can actually combine some them to make a super weed killer solution. A boiling water with salt could actually make a strong weed killer. You can be creative in combining them bearing mind each of their properties. Be creative and happy gardening.