The way to eliminate weeds - salt (@sisterpledgecleans)
This is the perfect season to sit down with a fresh drink in the garden and soak up some sun, but those who have a yard and take care of nurturing it are probably intimately familiar with the problem of weeds growing in the tiles and ruining our view. After struggling to get rid of the weeds in her yard, a woman turned to social media for advice on how to eliminate them once and for all, after allegedly trying a variety of herbicides that didn't work for her.
She turned her concerns to the popular Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook group, which boasts more than 260,000 members, where gardening enthusiasts shared efficient and very cost-effective methods of getting rid of weeds. "What is the best herbicide? I've tried everything," the woman asked in the post.
Fans of popular cleaning influencer, Sophie Hinchliffe, were quick to help, sharing their budget-friendly practices. The post accumulated several dozen comments and recommendations for methods that have proven themselves. "Just put salt or boiling water. They both work," one wrote, while another agreed: "Pour salt on the weeds to kill them." "Salt and boiling water," reinforced another man.
Here's how the salt method works:
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gardening Do your plants wilt in the scorching heat? Here's how to make sure it doesn't happen and bring them back to life A gardening expert recommends: The carbonated drink that will eliminate annoying insects from your plants At the same time, people shared another trick: using white vinegar, which already makes sense to
have in your
kitchen. "White vinegar, salt, dishwashing liquid and water, mix and squirt in cracks. It's starving the roots," another wrote, while another added: "Just white vinegar. Works great."
Although many have recommended the use of white vinegar, there have been others who have argued that using it can cause damage due to the acetic acid it contains. "You can clean surfaces, polish windows and even kill weeds with white vinegar. However, some plants and even your grass may suffer if they come into contact with the solution," one wrote in the comments.
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That's why you shouldn't use white vinegar – despite the recommendations:
Indeed, adding white vinegar over weeds between the cracks in the pavement is an ideal way to kill them. This can be done with a spray or by applying the vinegar directly to the grass leaves. White vinegar, especially when mixed with dish soap, effectively kills weeds. The acetic acid in vinegar draws the water from the grass, which dries it out, while dish soap breaks down the outside of the plant and helps the vinegar penetrate it faster. However, white vinegar can be harmful to your lawn and all the plants around those weeds. When white vinegar spray comes into contact with grass, it can turn yellow. Therefore, if you use white vinegar - do so when you do not threaten other desirable vegetation. For moss and weeds in lawns and between flower beds, choosing an all-purpose herbicide is best. Follow the instructions on herbicide sprays for best results.
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