Did you know you can use vinegar as a natural weed killer? Yes, yes you can. The next time you spot weeds popping up through your mulch, gravel or bricks, head to the kitchen and grab the vinegar. Rather than shelling out big bucks for chemicals, simply spray a few squirts of vinegar directly on your weeds. The acetic acid in the vinegar will kill anything it comes in contact with by temporarily lowering the pH of the soil.
Not only is vinegar cheap and non-toxic, it doesn’t do any long term damage to the soil and it’s fast acting. But be careful not to squirt vinegar of your vegetable plants or just like the weeds, they’ll die.
For best results spay your weeds with vinegar on a sunny day and keep in mind that some weeds have really long roots and may need to be sprayed more than once. I have found that an application of vinegar about once a month seeds to do the trick during the summer months.
Summer, it’s finally here, and I am so excited! Even if there are weeds to deal with. 😉
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, enjoy the sunshine.