9 most effective ways to control weeds

When you have spent a lot of time and effort removing the hated weeds, their early return to the site can significantly ruin the mood. If you want to get rid of weeds quickly and effectively, here are 9 helpful tips below.

Baking soda

Baking soda
Baking soda

It can control weed growth and is a convenient way to remove grass from cracked walkways and curbs. Just sprinkle some baking soda on the areas where the weed is growing.

Salt

Salt
Salt

Dissolve 1 part salt in 2 parts hot water. Pour the mixture over the weeds. You can also sprinkle salt on the areas where the weed is trying to germinate.

Alcohol

Alcohol
Alcohol

Alcohol causes dehydration, and it is this quality that will help kill weeds on the site. Add 30 grams of vodka to 2 cups of water, also drip some liquid soap. Mix everything in a spray bottle and spray the weeds when the sun is hottest in the middle of the day.

Aroma mixture

9 most effective ways to control weeds without chemicals
Aroma mixture

Mix 1 cup salt, 3 litres vinegar, some liquid dish soap and citrus essential oil. Spray the mixture onto the weeds.

Corn flour

corn flour
corn flour – ŠiStockphotos

Prevent weeds by using cornmeal. Sprinkle it over the areas where the weed usually grows – it will make it difficult for the seeds to multiply.

Newspaper

Newspaper
Newspaper

Place sheets of newspaper in 3-4 layers on the weed habitat and sprinkle generously with mulch on top. The newspaper makes it difficult for sunlight to penetrate the soil and naturally protects your area from weeds.

Your lawn

 lawn
lawn

The easiest way to avoid weeds is to grow your own lawn.

Removing weeds the old fashioned way

Removing weeds the old fashioned way
Removing weeds the old fashioned way

Of course, the most effective way to remove weeds cannot be excluded from the list – by hand, using a sharp garden tool. The weed should be uprooted to prevent re-emergence.

Boiling water

boiling water
boiling water

This method is also known to many as it is practical and straightforward. Just pour boiling water over the weed, and it will kill it.

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