Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Killing Weeds in your Garden : 11 Natural Ways

Weeds are inevitable nuisance almost in every garden. They play havoc with your plants starving them of the nutrients and water that you supply. Weed killing chemicals are harsh and expensive; there are, however, eleven natural ways listed below through which you can effectively get rid of the weeds – saving thus your time and money!

1. Starve them of sunlight

Plants require sunlight to produce their own food and this process is known as photosynthesis. You can get rid of weeds in just a matter of a few days by covering them with newspapers and literally starving them of the essential sunlight.

2. Use boiling water

Boiling water tends to kill weeds by burning them. Use the water leftover from cooking to get rid of all the garden weeds.

3. Use alcohol

Spraying weeds with 4 cups of water mixed with 5 tablespoons of alcohol will poison to death the weeds. However, take care not to spray the mixture on other plants.

4. Salt

The same salt used on sidewalks and driveways during the winters can also help kill weeds. However, carry out the exercise with caution since it will annihilate as well anything else around exposed. Sprinkle carefully salt into gaps that have no other plant in them.

5. Baking soda

In case you have crevices that you do not wish to fill, but have weeds you wish to get rid of, you can make use of baking soda. Apply baking soda the same way. Sprinkle a tablespoon of the ingredient on wet weeds and make sure you cover the entire plant that you grow.

6. Vinegar

Mix vinegar and water in equal proportions and spray the mixture on weeds for a few days.

7. Dish soap

If the smell of vinegar makes you feel nauseous, make use of dish soap in the same way you would use vinegar.

8. Other plants

Plants tend to compete with one another for nutrients and water. By filling up any empty space with more plants, there will not be enough nutrients or space for the weeds to grow.

9. Corn meal gluten

This is a great technique to prevent weeds from growing but may not work in killing current weeds. Sprinkle corn meal throughout your garden; as it starts to break down, it becomes nitrogen and fertilizes the soil, and at the same time, it prevents the germination of weed seeds.

10. Burning

Another simple way of killing weeds is to burn them. It is dangerous to set weeds on fire especially when surrounded by dry grass; instead, you can use a weed scorcher available at garden stores. The burnt weeds will die for sure in a few days.

11. Weeding

One of the most effective and fastest ways of getting rid of weeds is to take them out by hand. Dampen the whole ground and start pulling them one at a time with all the roots. In case you need help, make use of a trowel for best results.

If weed growth in your garden is getting out of hand, do not postpone seeking expert help. Call up your landscaping expert to help you fix the issue.