Say no to chemical products to get rid of weeds. Indeed, these herbicides have a negative impact on the environment and on our health as well. Not only do they affect soils and groundwater, but the mere presence of these chemical agents can disrupt the lives of plants and animals in the garden.
So let’s proceed to natural solutions, which are less harmful to the environment… For instance, white vinegar. Thanks to the acetic acid it contains, white vinegar is a very good natural herbicide: unlike chemical ones, it does not seep into plant tissues. In addition, using white vinegar will undeniably make you save money.
Use 5 litres of water for 200 ml of white vinegar. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and sprinkle the solution on the aerial parts of the weeds. Choose a sunny day to do it and let it sit for a while. After a few days, you shall notice the weeds becoming yellow. All you will have to do then is to tear them off.
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For an even more effective result, some recommend adding iodised salt to the preparation. However, it should be used sparingly because, in large quantities, salt also influences soil fertility.