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Effective way to deal with weeds
Effective way to deal with weeds
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4:42 PM EST, January 11, 2024

There's a common belief that the only way to combat weeds is through the labor-intensive and physically demanding task of manual weeding.

While this activity has its enthusiasts, who regard it as a form of meditation, most amateur gardeners prefer to use more modern and less tiring solutions. We can give advice on which of these would be best.

How can you get rid of weeds from paving stones?

First, let's address weeds that tarnish the look of paving stones. You can find tools in gardening stores that make the mechanical removal of unwanted plants easier.

However, before you start the lengthy process of weeding, it's worth testing out baking soda. To do this, sprinkle it in locations where weeds are already present in early spring - this will inhibit their growth.

If the weeds have already sprouted, they must be thoroughly removed, followed by a generous sprinkling of baking soda. This should resolve the problem.

Weeds among paving stones and those in the garden can be treated with a natural vinegar solution. For the former, simply pour out a vinegar-to-water solution in a 2:1 ratio and keep an eye out for results.

In the latter scenario, it's essential to exercise caution to prevent damage to other plants. Choose a windless and dry day for the treatment.

DIY weed solution

You can also enhance the homemade weed solution with other substances: salt (half a cup per quart of liquid) and a small amount of dish soap. This should make it even more effective.

Mulching is another method beloved by gardeners, e.g., with nettles. It works well when sprays or baking soda can't be applied in early spring.

The soil around plants should be densely covered with cut nettles. This should prevent weed growth, and the nettles will fertilize the soil. Mulching should be repeated whenever you notice that it's needed.

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