We grow all our herbs, veggies and flowers completely naturally with no chemicals. So commercial weed killer is simply out of the question for us. I’m not going to get into how unsafe and unhealthy commercial weed killers are, you already know all that. So, what do you do about weeds without the use of harsh chemicals and keep everything eco-friendly but, looking pretty?
Yup! It’s that simple! Use full strength vinegar!
You can pour directly onto the weed area with the weeds still there and after a few days (depending on the weather) the weeds will just wilt and die. Then pull them up.
I generally pull the weeds first then pour on the vinegar.
Here is a lovely before weeding and cleaning area.
I did say that it needed to be cleaned out as well as weeded! LOL
All cleaned and weeded!
After two weeks, only a few weeds popped up and I was able to pluck them out of the ground easily.
As with any topical weed killer, rain will wash it away. So, I generally apply vinegar every several weeks throughout the summer.
By just going out and plucking the few weeds that come up in a week and then applying vinegar every few weeks, you can keep your areas pretty and weed free without adding horrid chemicals and toxins into your soil.
Sometimes the simplest and most eco-friendly way is also the thrifty way! Love that!!
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