Those darn weeds! No matter how many times you go out there and pull em up, they pop back out at ya. Well, it’s certain that if you have gotten frustrated enough, you might of thought about the dreaded method of using pesticides to battle the beasts off. Pesticides such as Round Up contains adjuvants It was found that even in low concentrations that these toxins would kill human placental, and embryonic cells. These pesticides or herbicides, whether organic or not all have some level of toxicity. Well, there are other ways, other than, chemicals, orpulling them all out by the roots, which can take what seems like a life time. What you can try instead is using undiluted 15-20% white distilled vinegar!
Yes, household vinegar that is used for cooking, and cleaning, but, now you can also use it for killing unwanted weeds in your garden. How, you may ask? Well, what you do is pour your white distilled 15-20% vinegar into a spray bottle and plan to use this on a dry day in your garden. The reason being is that the acetic acid will quickly degrade once wet. (immunological or pharmacological agents) that are added to help effect other agents within a substance.
Caution needs to be taken when using this vinegar spay, so as not to spray the plants that you want to keep, as it can burn them as well. You may wonder, if pesticides are so bad because their toxic properties seep into the soil and ground water, then can the vinegar be harmful as well? Vinegar can temporarily change the pH of the soil, but after approximately 2 days, the soils pH will return back to it’s normal condition. It’s also biodegradable. Fantastic stuff isn’t it!
Some other useful ideas are to plan to keep the weeds out by preventive maintenance. If you have an area that is prone to weeds then you might go out and get some nice looking river rock, also use a ground cover that grows well in your type of terrain, that can out compete the weeds. The use of wood, metal, rock or cement borders between grass and flower beds and wild areas is also helpful. Keep in mind to sink the borders down deep, a foot or more, and See, there are good alternatives to toxic pesticides. You will be looking at a healthier garden if you can stay away from the soil depleting pesticides. It’s a win, win for all. raise a couple of inches above ground will help to keep the weed herd out of unwanted areas.