Natural Weed Killers: 14 Ways to Control Weeds Without Chemicals
There’s nothing worse than working hard on your garden, only to have it ruined by weeds. These smart gardening moves naturally kill weeds without exposing your family and yard to harmful chemicals.
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Use a hoe to shave the tops off weed seedlings by keeping the head parallel to the ground and pulling shallowly in the soil. Digging down can bring weed seeds to the surface and compact soil.
Sprinkle salt on weeds that sprout in paved areas or wild patches. But don’t use it around your desirable plants.
Drench weeds growing up through the cracks in paving stones or bricks with boiling water. Some old-time gardeners insist that water from boiled potatoes is even more effective.
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