Use vinegar to kill weeds naturally and give Monsanto’s Roundup the heave ho
by JB Bardot, Thursday, May 03
(NaturalNews) There’s been lots written recently about the toxicity of Monsanto’s poster child product Roundup, exposing how harmful it is for the earth and how poisonous it is on exposure for both animals and humans. However, what is not common knowledge to most organic gardeners and back yard enthusiasts is how they can manage weed control safely without the need for dangerous pesticides. Use vinegar to kill weeds naturally and safely, with no side effects to you, your pets, wildlife and mother earth. Killing weeds naturally with vinegar allows you to target exactly what weeds to eradicate, and it’s cheap and easy to use.
Vinegar is not choosy and cannot differentiate between broad-leaf weeds, narrow-leaf weeds, grass, flowers or vegetables. If you’re not careful when applying vinegar for weed control, it will kill whatever it touches. So although it’s eco-friendly and biodegradable, it takes a little forethought to manage an effective application.
How to apply vinegar for natural weed control
Spray or paint the vinegar on liberally to kill weeds naturally. Leaves and stems should be soaked. Allow it to dry and wait for a day or two to see full results. You may have to reapply more vinegar periodically. Any type of vinegar will work to kill weeds and white vinegar is the least expensive. Keep several gallons in your shed so it’s on hand when needed.
When to apply natural herbicides
A Garden for the House: Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup http://www.agardenforthehouse.com
About.com: Landscaping: Vinegar as a Natural Weed Killer http://landscaping.about.com/od/weedsdiseases/qt/vinegar_weeds.htm
The Garden Counselor: Lawn Care — Vinegar Weed Killer http://www.garden-counselor-lawn-care.com/vinegar-weed-killer.html