If you’re an avid gardener, you know just how toxic weed killers can be. Sure, they’ll knock out garden pests, but they may also hurt carefully tended flowers and vegetables and may be harmful to children and pets. Organic gardening is popular for precisely this reason — people want to reduce pesticide and herbicide exposure, particularly since many of these chemicals are known carcinogens.
Without traditional herbicidal agents at your disposal, though, how can you keep your garden well-maintained? One solution is to apply weed killers instead of chemicals. These four all-natural weed killer approaches will eliminate garden pests if you give them a chance.
Pull ’Em Out
It’s not exactly an herbicide, but as any old-school gardener will tell you, the best way to get rid of weeds is to pull them by the roots. This can be time-consuming, but it allows you to protect select plants and eliminate surrounding pests that are restricting their growth. Plus, with a little guidance, you can get the kids to help weed. It’s a key part of learning to garden, after all.
A Sour Solution
Even if your kids have outgrown the need to put anything and everything in their mouths, it’s much harder to control outdoor pets, which is one reason why it’s so important to eliminate chemical herbicides if you want to keep your pets safe. At the same time, you still want an easy way to deal with weeds, and that’s where this sour solution — vinegar — comes in.
All you need to do to knock out weeds using vinegar is put it in a spray bottle and aim. More-resistant…