Weeds are always a disturbance in our lawns, gardens, and farms. But there are few simple ways to kill weeds without using toxic chemicals.
- Solarization: Cover those weeds using a cloth or a black plastic wrap to block the sunlight. You can also use a newspaper, cardboard, old curtains or bed sheets to cover it. Without sunlight, it will dry out.
- Boiling water: Boil water above the boiling point and pour it over the weeds, it will burn them out and eventually dries them out.
- White Vinegar: Pour white vinegar in a spray bottle, mix it with salt and dish soap water. Spray it over those weeds. Vinegar is acidic, it will burn skin and eyes. So, if you are using vinegar, don’t forget to wear gloves and goggles to protect your skin and eyes. Spraying vinegar over these plants will help dry them out.
- Flaming the weeds: Burning the weeds directly using flames is one way to kill it. But you have to do this multiple times as burning only kills the leaves and stem which is above the ground, and not the roots. There is a possibility that it might grow again.
What other non-toxic methods do you employ to control weeds? Do share with us below.