16 Natural Weed Killers to Keep Your Garden Gorgeous
It’s summer time again, and are you finding yourself battling the weeds?
Have you noticed that you can buy plenty of chemical options to kill weeds? But are you nervous about using them?
Or maybe you are on a budget and would like to find a more natural and less expensive approach to battling the weeds at your home?
Well, I’ve got a list of natural items you can use to take back your yard and kick the weeds out.
Natural Weed Killers
Here is what they are:
1. Boiling Water
This is an option that is probably the most simple but requires a lot of caution too. You’ll just need to pull out your favorite stock pot and fill it with water. Be sure that the pot is still manageable to carry with the water in it.
If it isn’t, then you’ll need to choose a smaller pot and make more trips. Safety should always be your number one priority.
Then you’ll boil water in the pot, carry it to your weeds, and simply (and carefully) pour it over the weeds. This should cause them to wilt and die pretty quickly.
Mulch is my favorite natural weed fighter. I love it because it is inexpensive and it makes your garden beds look so much nicer.
So all you’ll have to do is purchase mulch. You can do this in multiple different ways:
First, you can go to any large garden store and purchase mulch by the bag. This is a good option if you only need to cover a few smaller areas.
Second, you can go to a local nursery (usually) and purchase mulch by the scoop. You’ll need a truck or trailer to be able to haul it.
But it does usually come out cheaper than buying mulch by the bags. This is an option we’ve used frequently when we needed to cover larger areas.
Finally, you can create your own mulch. You can do this by cutting down some trees on your property, chipping them, and then allow them to compost.
Or, if you don’t have your own wood to split, then you can call a tree company. They will chip the wood and deliver the wood chips to your property. Some charge and some services will do it for free because you are saving them money from having to pay to dump it at the landfill.
However, you’ll probably need to allow the wood chips to compost before placing them around your flower beds because the acid could potentially harm your plants.
3. Corn Meal
Do you have any cornmeal hanging out on your pantry shelf, in your fridge, or even in your freezer that you just never seem to use?
If so, then you might be interested in a new use for it. If you battle crabgrass or dandelions, then corn meal could be your answer.
First, I want to tell you that dandelions are not really a bad thing. If you would be interested in finding ways to utilize them, here is a post and another one about how you can put them to use for you.
But if you’d still like to rid yourself of them or crabgrass, just sprinkle the cornmeal over your grass and it should take care of the problem for you.
If they come back, then be sure to sprinkle some more.
4. Rock Salt