There is such a thing as a non-toxic weed control using 0 chemicals, and we will share it with you so that YOU can win the never-ending battle you wage every day against controlling weeds in your yard and garden.
There’s no question that the internet offers the most brilliant of recipes to make brews that kill weeds organically.
Of course, any search seeking homemade brewed recipes of organic ingredients flushes up a lot of questionable organic home remedies.
We have no questionable organic home remedies for weeds to share with you because we know that killing weeds organically doesn’t work.
Often, those internet recipes do so much more harm than good!
Please don’t lose hope or your spirit to stave off weeds because we have 4 completely chemical-free ways to control weeds, and we are all about sharing!
Non-chemical weed control does exist, and there are at least four non-toxic weed-ridding methods we are sharing today, and these are simple ways to start owning your garden beds and yard spaces back from those non-paying tenants… weeds.
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What You Are Not Going To Find In Our Chemical-Free Ways To Control Weeds
Consider a weed, similar to a co-worker or person you don’t want to be around, but it keeps inhibiting your space.
I know that is pretty raw, but weeds are aggravating, like co-workers and neighbors who don’t understand space issues, when to stop talking or taking credit for your work, overstepping boundaries, etc.
To exclude the ornery co-worker, and neighbors, you need to find ways to do it without subjecting yourself to more issues.
You don’t add more toxicity to the issues; instead, you suppress the situation, and that is precisely what we are doing when we
Natural Weed Control Does Not:
- Include making recipes to make organic weed kill
- Require questionable organic home remedies with weird ingredients
- does not use harmful combinations of household products
- Does not allow unsightly weeds that keep on growing
- Use harmful elements that might hurt your pets or kids or even the soil
But, natural weed preventers that we will share do take a natural organic way to kill weeds.
What Are Non-Chemical Weed Control Methods?
Very stated: it is how to get rid of weeds in the lawn without chemicals and eliminate weeds in your garden and flower beds, requiring no use of toxic chemicals.
Unlike chemicals, natural weed prevention is best for health and for not affecting climate change.
When working with any of our listed non-toxic options for controlling weeds, you will find that you will even keep those natural pre-emergent weeds away!
Our List Of Non-Toxic Weed Control Using 0 Chemicals
As soon as the winter weather begins to lift, we get the itch to start digging into our gardens and flower beds to start the battle against our number one unwanted garden guest, weeds!
If you are like us, all you want to do is enjoy your organic garden without being overrun by unsightly weeds, and we want that too!
Regarding weed control, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” holds a lot of merits and is what we have built our suggestions around!
So to get to the non-toxic weed control using 0 chemicals, you need to do a little planning and create an inhospitable weed-growing environment for these unwanted garden guests without exposing your soil, plants, pets, and your family to toxic chemicals or questionable home remedies.
Our non-toxic weed control using 0 chemicals methods follow below because we believe in working smarter, not harder, and we hope you will too!
Remember, gardening is your cardio exercise for the day when done right!
#1 Create a Physical Barrier Creating An Inhospitable Weed Growing Environment
So, shield yourself when the outside world is driving you nuts; after all, when nothing is going right, go gardening!
In that same school of thought, blocking the world out by creating a barrier, we will create a great resistant way to keep weeds from growing in our garden!
One way to prevent weeds from becoming established in your garden is to place a thick layer of matte newsprint down around your vegetable plants.
Then, add a two-inch layer of organic compost or mulch on top of the newsprint.
Be careful not to mound the mulch up around the stems of your plants.
What Does The Barrier Do?
- It helps protect your vegetable plants.
- It makes it more difficult for weed seeds in the soil to see the light of day.
With the barrier in place, as the growing season progresses, weed seeds may drop on top of this barrier, but they should be easy to pluck out before they become too much of a nuisance.
Let’s call this one of a few chemical-free ways to control weeds that actually works! See, no questionable organic home remedies here!
Method #2: Give Crowd Planting a Try
This method is another very effective non-toxic weed control using 0 chemicals and eliminates vegetable planting in neat little rows.
Instead, you will plant the veggies in your garden very close together!
What Does Crowd Planting Accomplish?
Rather than planting your vegetables in neat little rows, try planting them closer together.
You are working to minimize the allotment of space by each plant which is key.
- Minimize the amount of empty spaces left between each plant without overcrowding them.
- Crowd planting creates extra competition in your garden for each plant’s nutrients to survive and thrive.
- Crowd planting makes it more difficult for weeds to get established in the first place.
#3 Inhospitalable Weed-Growing Environment: Raised Garden Beds
When something isn’t working, you change it, and for us, digging down into the ground wasn’t working, so building up garden soil and boxing it in did!
There are several advantages of using raised garden beds, and again, these are chemical-free ways to control weeds.
For starters, building your soil up above ground level means you won’t be tilling dormant weed seeds up to the surface, where they have a better chance of germinating.
Second, the soil in raised or lasagna-style garden beds tends to be much looser than the compacted soil in the ground.
The reality is that any weeds that do manage to take root in a raised bed will be much easier to pull out by hand.
Third and finally, raised garden beds made from cedar boards or other materials present a physical barrier to the surrounding area, which also serves as a natural deterrent to weeds becoming established in your beds.
You created an inhospitable weed-growing environment with no questionable home remedies!
#4 Non-Toxic Weed Control Using 0 Chemicals and 2 Hands
Get down and dirty with your garden because you should never overlook the value of putting your own two hands to work in your garden!
If you see a weed, pull it, but get it from the root, not just the top leaves in plain sight.
Staying on top of your weeding is another smart way to keep weeds at bay.
Pro Gardening Tip: Use This Organic Easy Weed Removal Technique
Always deadhead any weeds so that you stunt the possibility of it setting seeds, then after a really good rain shower, remove the nasty weed, roots, and all so that nothing is left behind!
The loose soil will allow you to easily tug the weed out, from the roots to the head; this way, it can not regenerate or seed.
If you don’t pull the weed out from root to head, chances are it will come back, and if it seeds, it will spread, so try this method to help you easily remove weeds without a tug of war!
Homemade Natural Weed Killers We Don’t Suggest
These weed-killing organic items will often kill more than the weeds you are targeting. Some of them will have you pulling your hair out after you use them and realize what else they do!
- White vinegar will kill EVERYTHING it comes into contact with
If you miss the target, overspray, or are working in a tight area with other plants, you don’t want to kill; chances are everything will die unless you are so precise on your aim. Avoid white vinegar.
Unless you know how to mix rubbing alcohol and how all your plants react to it, using it for weed-removing techniques is NOT a good idea.
You see, wherever you spray the rubbing alcohol ratio, you will also need to know how the surrounding plants will react, and that means you would have to spray test the leaves taking the chance they will not curl up and die.
All that just to kill weeds? There are better ways! Avoid rubbing alcohol unless you have an entire section of weeds and nothing else!
Do not use corn gluten meal, and the WHY is below.
Does Salt and Water Kill Weeds?
Salt is inexpensive as it is water, but there are associated risks when killing weeds with water and salt.
Is using salt and water an organic weed control method? NO!
However, many believe that you can use the salt and water combo in particular places as natural weed prevention, such as:
- driveway cracks
- sidewalk cracks
- path to garden areas
First, you need to use a funnel to target THAT Plant so that the salted hot water does NOT kill other plants. What a time suck!
Second, chances are, even if it looks like you killed it, you have only truly stunted the weed, not killed it!
Don’t waste your time with this method unless you are ok with killing other plants in the associated area that are not weeds.
Remember, water spreads and with it, the salt, so as it travels through the ground, it penetrates it travels to other plants, grass, etc., in the same area, killing all of that as well!
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Killing Weeds Organically Doesn’t Work, But Chemical-Free Ways To Control Weeds Will
Following our tips outlined throughout this post will make it much easier to keep ahead of the weed in your organic vegetable gardens.
You can do this because you have chosen a natural means to keep your garden weed-free and because you have probably tried other methods and know that killing weeds organically doesn’t work, but this will!
Now you have 4 completely chemical-free ways to control weeds in your garden. Which will you use? ~ Dana XO
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