Believe it or not, boiling water is a powerful weed killer. Put a pot of tap water in a pot and heat it to the boiling point, then pour it very carefully over the weeds you want to eliminate. This is a very effective way to eliminate unwanted plants that appear in yards, driveways and sidewalks. You have to be very careful because boiling water does not select, if you place it in places where there are other plants, it will instantly kill everything it reaches and this includes the subway roots of nearby vegetables.
Any of its varieties: apple, wine or cider vinegar will work. The acetic acid in the vinegar will kill the leaves of the plant, but not the root and it works best on young plants, as they don’t have enough energy stored in the roots to regrow their leaves. It will be a more potent herbicide if we mix a liter and a half of vinegar, the juice of a lemon, a tablespoon of dishwashing soap and spray the weeds with a sprayer. The key to success is in the sun, because if it is a sunny day it will be much more effective.
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In another article we already saw 7 uses of vinegar in the orchard or garden, but vinegar is an interesting natural herbicide that consists of spraying or sprinkling pure undiluted vinegar on the plants, this is best used in corridors or areas where we are not going to cultivate to not modify the ph and is not very effective in large plants or very developed.
Undoubtedly the method that I like the most to control weeds in the garden is the mulching of our beds that also provide organic matter to the soil, maintain moisture and protect microbial life from solar action, we can use many materials and avoid for a long time that weeds are born. We can use straw, mowing debris, leaves or shredded pruning debris.
Weeds can be suffocated by piling up several sheets of newspaper on the areas where we want to eliminate them, we do not have to remove the weeds first. Once placed, soak it well. On top you can put some more soil or mulch to hide the paper, but the truth is that where you put it, nothing else will grow since the absence of sun will prevent them from germinating.
Weeding tool to clear the land of weeds
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Vinegar is a natural herbicide and the technique consists of spraying or sprinkling pure undiluted vinegar on the plants. This is better to use it in corridors or areas where we are not going to cultivate so as not to modify the ph and it is not very effective in large or very developed plants.
Undoubtedly one of the best methods to control weeds in the garden is the mulching of our beds with which we also provide organic matter to the soil, maintain moisture and protect microbial life from solar action, we can use many materials and we will avoid for a long time that weeds are born. We can use straw, grass cuttings, leaves or shredded pruning remains.
Harmful weed is good for something
Malherbology is the science dedicated to the study and control of weeds or adventitious weeds. As a science, along with agricultural entomology and phytopathology, its objective is crop protection. Malherbology is related to agricultural chemistry, toxicology, botany, agronomy, plant physiology, edaphology, agricultural mechanics and phytotechnology.
Due to the lack of control in the sale and use, herbicides have often been applied excessively or too indiscriminately or irresponsibly. One of the challenges of malherbology today is to promote an efficient use of herbicides, with consideration for the plant ecology of the area and traditional forms of crop protection.
In 1951, in the United States, the first journal on weeds appeared, and in 1950 the first American association was created. Not long after, the Colombian Association of Malherbology and the Latin American Society of Malherbology were created in Colombia. The European Society of Malherbology was founded in the United Kingdom in 1975.