Anyone interested in gardening knows how time-consuming and exhausting the hobby can sometimes be.
And almost nothing compares to the sheer frustration of waking up one morning to find your work has been destroyed by pesky weeds.
Luckily, gardening experts offer fellow enthusiasts a helping hand Fertilize green lawn shared their “most effective” and “best” way to get rid of the unwanted tenants.
But as common as they are, there is also a weed killer that can be found in every kitchen cupboard.
The secret recipe, according to experts, is distilled white vinegar.
As it turns out, this cheap household item contains acetic acid, which is great for “zapping” the weed down to its root as it draws moisture from the plant’s leaves.
“This natural remedy is pesticide-free, making it both eco-friendly and safe for use in a vegetable garden.”
The experts also shared their top five tricks to ensure your garden is weed-free.
According to the experts, avid gardeners should definitely check the weather forecast before applying vinegar to the weeds.
This, they explained, gives the weeds enough time to absorb the vinegar.
“Try a period of two to three consecutive days of dry, sunny weather.”
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Most household vinegar contains five percent acid — but while this is often enough to kill seedlings, young weeds, and sometimes even mature weeds, some unwanted plants may need a stronger dose.
“If household vinegar isn’t enough, horticultural vinegar with a vinegar content of 15 to 20 percent should be more effective.”
APPLY THE VINEGAR
For those wanting to try this cheap trick, the instructions are fairly simple – just spray the weeds with vinegar while also using a piece of cardboard or something to shield other plants.
If the weeds are perennial and have already established themselves as permanent tenants in the garden, it also helps to boil the vinegar beforehand.
“This is a popular way to kill the growth that occurs through cracks in concrete on patios and driveways.
“The root system absorbs the vinegar while the heat from the boiling liquid begins to kill the plant at the bottom.”
After applying the agent, gardeners are advised not to water the plants in the treated area for two days.
If the solution didn’t give you results right away, don’t give up just yet.
Sometimes it is necessary to apply the home remedy several times until the roots are completely dried out.
It may also be worth digging into the soil and applying the vinegar directly to the taproot.
THROW THE WEEDS OUT
However, if you managed to kill the weeds using this method, simply remove and discard the dead plants.
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