How to Kill Weeds Without Chemicals

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How to Kill Weeds Without Chemicals

Unbeknownst to many people, certain weed killers such as Roundup contain very harsh chemicals. These chemicals may not only be harmful to the environment but they could also have adverse effects on your health as well. Some of the side effects of these chemicals can be temporary while others can be permanent and even life-threatening.

Why Stop Using Roundup?

Several studies have linked long-term exposure to Roundup weedkiller to the development of cancer. Roundup chemicals end up in the water and in the air and therefore have a better chance of ending up inside of your body. People who have used the product have complained of becoming sick from the high levels of glyphosate inside of their bodies. Studies have also found correlations between Roundup and ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s, birth defects and more.

Natural Weedkiller Recipe

There are natural options for eliminating weeds. You don’t have to use harsh chemicals and risk your health. With only a few mild ingredients, salt, dish detergent, vinegar, and arthritis rub, you can kill weeds without killing yourself.

Why Work to Kill Weeds

Weeds absorb the sun, water, and nutrients, meaning that your plants will not receive as much and making it difficult for them to grow properly. Weeds can also develop root networks that crowd out the plants in your garden and prevent them from growing as planned. If your weeds seem to be getting out of control, you might consider hiring us to take care of them for you.

Nip Weeds in the Bud

The best cure is prevention when it comes to most things. The best way to eliminate a weed problem is to not have one in the first place. There are lots of different tactics and items you can use in order to prevent weeds from growing in your garden. By laying down landscape fabric and topping it with mulch or straw, you can discourage the spread of weeds. The mulch itself can block the sunlight weeds need. Even a newspaper can be used to much the same effect for an easily accessible solution. Of course, gardening by hand and pulling weeds by the roots when they show up can help eliminate those ones poking through.

Whether you choose the old fashioned method of pulling weeds out or you prefer to spray a solution, there are many natural ways to get rid of weeds. Making a spray solution for killing weeds is easy to do and many of the ingredients may be right in your cupboard.

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