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A three-ingredient solution to get rid of weeds: works even on paving stones

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A garden without weeds. Source: Created with the help of AI

The main problem with weeds is that they grow rapidly and take nutrients from the soil. Instead of removing them with chemicals, it's better to use simple, eco-friendly methods of control.

Weeds do not allow garden and vegetable garden plants to develop normally because they consume a lot of water and nutrients. In addition, they are carriers of certain diseases. For example, grain rust is carried by nettles or wheatgrass. Experts told us how to prepare an effective solution to help get rid of weeds.

A secret natural ingredient

Weeds are also a kind of refuge for many pests. The winter moth, which feeds on cereals, lays its eggs in the weed bindweed. Experienced gardeners say that these insects are the worst enemies of many cultivated plants.

There are parasitic species among weeds. For example, bindweed and sunflower broomrape attack garden and vegetable plants, taking away their nutrients.

Weeds make even the neatest gardens look unkempt and unattractive. Weeds growing between cracks in asphalt and on patios make areas uneven and even slippery in wet weather.

Instead of resorting to chemicals, expert David Chapman suggests trying an affordable remedy that you probably already have in your kitchen. We're talking about white vinegar.

Step-by-step instructions

White vinegar is ideal not only for cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, and various surfaces from plaque and dirt.

The acidic properties of white vinegar make it an ideal solution for killing weeds.

  1. Mix 3 liters of vinegar with one cup of salt and leave the solution for a few minutes.
  2. Add a small amount of soap and water before pouring the solution into a spray bottle.
  3. Carefully spray the weeds in the garden or bed.

"However, remember that vinegar will only kill the exposed part of the weeds, and the roots will remain and will need to be treated again later," Chapman said.

Other solutions for weed removal include the use of boiling water, lemon juice, and baking soda.

Chemicals such as bleach should be avoided, as they can affect the environment and the ecosystem of the garden or vegetable garden.

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