A Natural Alternative to Herbicides

A Natural Alternative to Herbicides

landscaping ledgingWhen finding a natural alternative to herbicides for your garden, a cocktail of vinegar, salt, and liquid dish soap have all of the ingredients needed to kill weeds quickly. The acetic acid in the vinegar and the salt are both very good at drawing moisture from weeds. The dish soap serves as a surfactant, which is an agent that will lessen the texture that can cause the weed-killing mixture to bead on the leaves rather than being captivated by the plant. On a sunny, warm day, the results of this homemade spray will be evident in a matter of hours as weeds turn wither and brown.

Depending on the Weeds and the Season

landscaping ideasDepending on the season and the weeds, the outcome can be effective and speedy. But there are disadvantages. Unlike some chemical mixture, this formula is not created to work its way into the roots, meaning various methods will presumably be required to keep weeds at bay. Additionally, when looking for a quick fix, sunshine makes a big difference, and the 5% acetic acid in most household vinegar may fall short of expectations against hardier weeds.