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Weeds are a problem for every homeowner. Weeds grow in flowers beds and gardens, strangling plants with their roots and stealing all the nutrients in the soil. Dousing weeds with a chemical herbicide is common; however, this endangers nearby flowers

How to kill weeds with vinegar salt & sugar

Weeds are a problem for every homeowner. Weeds grow in flowers beds and gardens, strangling plants with their roots and stealing all the nutrients in the soil. Dousing weeds with a chemical herbicide is common; however, this endangers nearby flowers and makes vegetables inedible. There are natural, non-toxic choices that can be used to rid your property of pesky weeds and keep you valuable plants alive and growing all season long.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

VinegarSugarShovelSaltBleach

Instructions

1 Pull as many weeds as possible by hand. The fewer weeds left growing in your garden, the less time you'll have to spend treating them. Don a pair of heavy gardening gloves and wrap your hand around the base of the root, pulling up with steady force to remove both the weed and root ball from the soil.

2 Coat the formerly weed-infested ground with plain white sugar. Sugar enriches the soil and feeds microbes that deter weed growth. Loosen the soil with a shovel, and pour white sugar into the shovel holes. Water the ground with a hose to melt and distribute the sugar deep into the soil.

3 Pour or concentrated vinegar onto the stems of the weeds you wish to kill. The acid in the vinegar destroys the cell structure in the roots of the weeds, killing them and drying them out. Numerous applications of vinegar will render the soil uninhabitable to weeds and prevents regrowth.

4 Spread a handful of table salt around base of each weed, and don't water the area. Salt pulls liquid from the roots, killing them by dehydration. Make sure to keep salt away from plants you want to survive, as salt will dehydrate all plants, not just weeds. growth.

Tips and warnings

Using salt and vinegar on the ground needs to be done sparingly, because too much salt or vinegar changes the nutrient content of the soil and renders your yard useless to vegetation.

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