Are Weeds the Bane of your existence? Are they taking over your yard? Don’t despair, we’ve got tips and tricks you will love ..
Imagine no more back-breaking weeding or nasty chemicals! It’s true, this can be you! We have found a collection of Weed Killers Natural Recipes that are extremely easy to make and they work great! We have included a very popular 3 ingredient weed killer.
You’ll also find 10 healing weeds that may be growing in your yard. These are just some of the ideas we have rounded up for you. Be sure to scroll our page and check out all the very helpful information and Pin your favorites as you go.
What is a weed?
A weed is any plant that requires some form of action to reduce its effect on the economy, the environment, human health, and amenity. Weeds are also known as invasive plants. Weeds typically produce large numbers of seeds, assisting their spread. They are often excellent at thriving in disturbed environments and are commonly the first species to colonize and dominate in these conditions.
A weed can be an exotic species or a native species that colonizes and persists in an ecosystem in which it did not previously exist. Weeds can inhabit all environments; from our towns and cities through to our oceans, deserts and alpine areas. Whilst that might be the official blurb, at the end of the day, the bottom line is that weeds are extremely resilient and even when you pull them out by the roots, they seem to be back with vengeance in a matter of days.
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Before you embark on your own round of revenge in the garden, take a moment to check out this very interesting chart from Positive Med that lists 10 weeds that could actually be good for you. Yes, these weeds actually have healing properties.
It’s actually an impressive list especially when you see just what they can do for you. Be sure that you Pin this handy chart.
You might be surprised to learn as we were, that you can make Natural Homemade Weed Killer using just everyday ingredients from your kitchen. This Magical Weed Killing Potion consists of Vinegar and an Orange Citrus Oil. There have been plenty of recipes bandied about on the web but the Blogger says that many will only succeed in shriveling the weeds, not actually killing them. Her potion is potent so be warned!
She advises not to use it on a windy day, she also says to be extremely careful where you spray so as not to kill your flowers. Leslie from ‘Seasoned Homemaker’ has put together a very informative post so we encourage you to visit her blog.
How To Make Magic Weed Killer Potion -:
Combine one-gallon white vinegar with one cup of salt and a few squirts of dish detergent – That really is it. We were very impressed by the before and after photos that we saw on her blog, the lemongrove and it’s clear that it works!
We have also included some other ideas in our post so be sure to scroll our page and check out the ideas. You’ll also be interested in the Epsom Salt Stump Removal Remedy. Don’t forget to Pin your favorite ideas. Image via Listotic
9 Homemade Weed Killers -:
Boiling Water: pour directly over weed plants to kill them.
Salt: Sprinkle a pinch of salt at the base of plant to kill it.
Newspaper: Smother low growing weeds with several sheets of newspaper. Lack of sunlight will kill them. Weed mat and mulch can work well too – image via Gardeners Edge
Vinegar : Douse/Spray directly with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Be sure not to spray on other plants. It works best on young weeds.
Cornmeal: Scatter in area to keep any seed from growing into a plant. This works well for areas you plan on planting advanced plants in.
Borax: Sprinkle in cracks/crevices where you have seen weeds growing. Keep away from your house and garden plants.
Mulch: Cover Soil with mulch to prevent weeds from growing in the area. It also makes them easier to pluck when they pop up.
Baking Soda: Pour on top of weeds growing in cracks of driveway and pathways. Sweep excess into cracks.
Vodka and Dish Soap: Mix 1 oz Vodka and a few drops of liquid dish soap + 2 cups of water in spray bottle. Apply to broad leaf weeds that grow in direct sunlight – info via wonder how to