1. Dry out
The first method is to simply let the weeds dry out. Take a spray bottle and mix together two cups of water and one tablespoon of pure alcohol (96%). Spray this on the weeds. This will cause the plants to dry out through and through, which makes them easy to remove.
2. Burn them
Now, don’t go and take out the flamethrower right away, but just use the kettle! By pouring boiling water over weeds, they’ll burn and the roots will die. Be sure to only use this method in a spot without any other plants, like the driveway or the patio, because the hot water might spread and kill other plants as well. That would be a pity!
3. Use acid
Weeds absolutely detest acid. That’s why so many chemical weed-killing products contain acid. You don’t need all of the chemicals, though: you can just mix together two tablespoons of lemon juice and one cup of white vinegar to get the same effect. Spray this mixture onto the unwanted plants in order to kill them. This method won’t affect the soil, so you won’t risk killing other plants and flowers.
4. Baking soda
There it is once more, the all round champ: baking soda. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of baking soda onto the plant you want to remove, especially on the root at the bottom. This will prevent any other weeds from growing there in the future. That means this trick is especially useful in places where no plants should grow in the first place, like the driveway.
This is what you’ll need:
– 3.5 liters of cleaning vinegar
– 1/2 cup of salt
– Generous squirt of washing up liquid
– Spray bottle
This is how it’s done:
Mix the 3.5 liters of cleaning vinegar with the ½ cup of salt and the squirt of washing up liquid together (tip: buy a jerry can with cleaning vinegar and add the salt and the washing up liquid to this). Put part of the mixture in an empty spray can and spray it over the weeds. Repeat several times until the weeds have disappeared.
It’s so easy! Do you have any tips for a summer-ready garden?
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