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DIY Non-Toxic Techniques for Killing the Weeds in Your Garden

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  • Gene Caballero
  • June 30, 2021

Did you know that there are 9 non-toxic techniques that can help you kill weeds in your lawn and garden? Crazy right! Well, what are these 9 natural weed killers? Let's take a look!

What are some natural ways to kill weeds?

Here are some items you may have at home. Which can also be used to kill weeds naturally; white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, mulch, vodka, dish soap, salt, boiling water, and cardboard or newspaper. 

Kill Weeds By Covering them Up

One of the oldest methods of killing weeds naturally is covering them up. Either by using a layer of cardboard, newspaper, or some form of mulch. Many mulches help keep weeds at bay including; woodchips, bark, pine needles, straw and even grass clippings. 

What are some of the most common items that can kill weeds? 

Some of the most common ingredients that can kill weeds are baking soda, vinegar, table salt, and boiling water. There is truly no shortage of home remedies to kill weeds that won’t risk you getting exposed to roundup. No doubt about it, you need not look very far to take care of your weed problem. 

How does cornmeal kill weeds?

Cornmeal acts as a “pre-emergent” weed killer, meaning that it stops seeds from sprouting. By spreading cornmeal about before weeds pop up. You can kill the seeds before they can get their roots into the soil. 

Can I use salt to kill weeds?

Yes! Simply spread salt in the area where you are having an issue with weeds. Want to spice it up a bit? Mix white vinegar, salt, and dish soap to ensure that whatever weed you are trying to get rid of is taken care of. 


At the end of the day, as you can see from this infographic from The Secret Yumiverse. There are a lot of great ways you can get rid of weeds in your lawn and garden. Best of all you won’t need to use harmful pesticides. Learn something new? Share this infographic with your friends and family so we can keep our lawns and gardens in check, without harmful pesticides. 

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