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Weed killer — selection of remedies and description of effective formulations (60 photos)

Weeds are the main enemies for all gardeners. Even if there is no vegetable garden on the plot of a country house, a weed in the garden can appear and spoil the neatly trimmed lawn grass, turning it into a field.

There are many ways to combat unwanted weeds today: both high–tech methods and traditional ones - for every taste. Without any problems, you will be able to choose the method that suits you more than others.

If you are familiar with weed control, then surely you know firsthand the weeding of a garden plot. Despite the fact that most gardeners most often advise this method, in practice it is impossible not to notice that it is extremely difficult to implement.

This is primarily due to the fact that weeding cannot guarantee absolute disposal of weeds, and besides it takes a lot of free time.

Another well–known method is mulching the soil around planted plants. To do this, the earth must be covered with a dark film that does not give weeds the right to grow and develop. In the last couple of years, gardeners have become especially active in using special herbicide solutions for the rapid removal of unwanted plants.

Of course, today the destruction of weeds with the help of them is the most effective, but it is important only to know in advance how they should be used.

Nuances of getting rid of weeds on the lawn

If in order to clear the garden of weeds there are a huge number of different means and techniques, then in order to eliminate the "invaders" of the lawn in a short time, you will have to really work hard.

The fight against weeds that grow on lawn grass can continue throughout the summer. If in a situation with beds, they can be sprayed quickly and then wait for the removal of weeds, without worrying about them after that for up to two months, then the lawn will have to be dealt with regularly and only this will help to achieve a really neat and beautiful garden.

Folk methods of weed control

Most of the gardeners will be able to offer everyone their favorite folk remedy for weeds without any problems today, which will allow them to get rid of them in a short time and at the same time be as safe as possible for the harvest.

We clean the beds with salt, vinegar

The first thing to do is to prepare a solution consisting of salt, any dishwashing detergent and vinegar. When preparing the solution, carefully monitor the proportions of the ingredients, as this affects what the effect on weeds will be.

After all the components of the solution are mixed, they need to be carefully sprayed with all the weeds. The result will not take long to wait and will be noticeable after 24 hours. This drug works on a par with any herbicide.

An important point. With this solution, you should work as carefully as possible, since any plant can die from it, that is, it is necessary to cover all your cultural plantings with a protective film during spraying.

There are many plants that it is simply impossible to destroy with the help of chemical preparations. In this case, it is worth turning just to the use of vinegar solution. There are many of his recipes:

  • 40% vinegar solution must be diluted in half with clean water and then sprayed;
  • In 2 liters of pure water, dilute 5 cups of 6% vinegar solution. This amount of money will be enough for 2 acres of suburban land. When processing grass, it is only necessary to carefully ensure that vinegar does not get on cultivated plants in any case.
  • Mix 3 parts of 9% vinegar solution and 1 part lemon juice. Such a solution will also get rid of unwanted weeds.

Is it possible to get rid of weeds with a salt solution? The answer is positive, but only this method, when the tornado weed killer is no longer suitable, is resorted to when it is necessary to clean the roadsides or paths.

It is forbidden to use it in the garden, because when salt gets into the soil, the growth of cultivated plants slows down significantly. In addition, there is chlorine in table salt, which also acts poisoningly on worms, and they are necessary for fertile soil.

In order to maximize the effect, you can add a little citric acid to the vinegar and salt solution. Such a concentrated solution, when it gets on the leaves, will almost instantly burn them and thereby lead to the death of the plant as a whole.

The use of folk remedies in weed control

Many gardeners get rid of weeds with soda. If you spill the cracks with a soda solution (3 tablespoons per 1 liter of clean water) between the plates on the path in the garden, you can achieve the desired result in just a couple of weeks.

It is worth noting that the greater the concentration of the prepared solution, the better the effect will be.

Especially resourceful people today are even ready to fight weeds with vodka. To prepare the solution, 400 grams of pure water, a couple of drops of the cheapest detergent and 30 ml of vodka are mixed. Next, the weeds are sprayed from a spray gun.

This method of fighting has one nuance, which is that it can be used exclusively on the sunny side.

Another assistant in the fight against weeds is kerosene. That's just the quick results from spraying, judging by the experiments carried out, are noticeable exclusively on carrot shoots. This is due to the toxicity of the product, which is so high that it kills almost all plants.

In addition, the fumes are so strong that they are unsafe for humans.

In conclusion, it is worth noting that with only one weeding, as practice shows, it is almost impossible to get rid of weeds.

In addition to the fact that it is difficult to do from a physical point of view, in fact, the work is reduced to zero after a couple of weeks. It is for this reason that it is better to adopt one of the methods described above.

Photos of weed remedies