Literally every gardener understands how many problems and hassle the weeds in the garden cause. Sometimes the fight against them turns into a real war. Some resort to modern approaches, but they are not available to everyone. For this reason, there is a need to find folk remedies for weeds... In this article, we will tell you about interesting ways and means. You will learn how to destroy weeds in the garden with folk remedies.
Today, there are 2 main means of how you can destroy these pests in the garden, namely by chemical and mechanical methods. In the case of a mechanical one, a shearing or weeding of a land plot / garden is carried out. However, do not assume that after the first weeding, your lawn or vegetable garden will no longer be attacked by weeds. Mechanical pest control must be carried out regularly. This is especially true for weeds such as bindweed, wood lice, dandelion.
So, mechanical removal of weeds is carried out using a garden fork or other convenient material. A special tool is needed here, since this work is painstaking. In the process of removing weeds, it is important to ensure that the soil is not severely disturbed.
Concerning chemical method, then special herbicides are used here. These funds allow you to cope with a serious problem, even if it has already been fairly protracted. However, their use is permissible only if the lawn is already sufficiently strengthened. Therefore, if you have just planted a lawn, then these preparations are allowed to be used at least after one year. But not every type of lawn is able to cope with this type of medication.
Moreover, the use of special preparations for weed control requires special care. For example, it is important to consider the following recommendations:
- After using the chemical, you can only mow the lawn after three days.
- You can use special tools only in the weather when there is no wind.
As you can see, all this requires a special approach. For this reason, the fight against weeds with folk remedies sometimes comes to the fore. Let's get acquainted with several ways. What's more, the lawn is significantly different from the vegetable garden.
If you look into the methods of the people's struggle to destroy the pest in the garden, you can find many interesting methods of how to completely remove the weeds on the plot and in the garden. Consider some of the common folk remedies for destroying these plants.
Alcohol. If you are interested in the fact that the culture in the garden grows well and does not overgrow with harmful plants, then disinfection is necessary. For this, ordinary alcohol is used. It should be diluted with water 1 to 10. Using this solution, it is necessary to cultivate all the land, where most often there are weeds in the garden. If everything goes well, then the pests may not grow on such land for about one year.
Herbicidal soap. Another equally effective means of removing weeds from the garden is the use of herbicidal soap. You can do it yourself, and then spray it evenly over all the available weeds. This composition can be made by hand. For this, grated laundry soap, vinegar, salt are used. All these components are thoroughly mixed.
Vinegar and salt. Of course, the use of commercially available herbicide preparations is an effective solution. However, many weed control products cost a lot. For this reason, many people prefer folk remedies in the fight against weeds in the garden. Moreover, chemistry does not always have a positive effect on the soil itself. For this reason, many gardeners use common acetic acid. So, for the beds, you must use a solution of 5%. If it is necessary to remove large pests, then a more effective remedy may be required, namely vinegar and salt. Making it with your own hands should not be difficult. Pour 4 liters of vinegar into a bucket. He should have 9%. Add half a glass of salt and liquid soap to this liquid. This entire mixture must be thoroughly mixed. The application is carried out, as in all other ways, the places affected by harmful plants are sprayed with this mixture.
As for the processing time, it is best to do this work early in the morning, when there is no strong sunlight.
Weed control on the lawn
How to deal with weeds in the garden using folk methods is understandable. Now let's briefly tell you how to get rid of them on the lawn. After all, many summer residents grow a lawn in their yard. It should be noted right away that this is a lengthy process and requires patience. There are annual plants. Therefore, it is enough to mow them right away along with the grass until the time of their flowering. In this case, they will not have time to give seeds and scatter them throughout the lawn. And although with this option they will not disappear completely, but it will significantly weaken.
Among other things, there are creeping weeds. Such pests in the garden or lawn do not fall under the cut, but grow on the ground. The struggle with them becomes more complicated. As a rule, these are bindweed, wood lice and the like. To combat them, it is necessary to weed with a rake or a special garden fork.
If we speak for the most dangerous weeds, then this is a perennial. It has powerful roots. For example, chamomile, thistle, plantain, dandelion. They will not even be taken by an ordinary mower. Therefore, this type of weed should be removed exclusively by hand. No folk remedies will even come to the rescue here.
Getting rid of weeds forever
Someone may object, but is it possible to destroy harmful plants forever with folk remedies. Traditional weed control products exist today. Earlier we told you about such folk remedies. Now we will also pay attention to the question of how to deal with weeds in the garden so that they do not return.
The most accessible folk material is salt. This folk remedy for weeds in the garden costs the least. So, sprinkle with salt around the garden and soon you will not see weeds there. In this case, it is necessary to retreat from the growing culture at least 300 mm. A small amount of salt should be added.
Another budget folk remedy for some weed control is the use of baking soda. Its application is very simple. Stir baking soda with water and water a small weed with this solution. As with salt, the distance from the crop must be at least 300 mm.
Among the folk remedies for how to deal with weeds in the garden and paths, vinegar is used. We can safely say that the use of this liquid will completely destroy the plant.However, when using it, it is important to be careful, because there is always a risk of accidentally touching a cultivated plant.
Many people among the people fight weeds and grass using sawdust or paper. How? Preparations for the fight against weeds should begin in the fall. The edge of the bed should be covered with sawdust. After one year, the sawdust can be dug up with the soil, and new ones can be poured in their place.
As you can see, there are different folk methods of struggle. In any case, do not give up if you fail at first. If folk remedies do not help, then you can use special preparations. They can be found in large quantities in specialized stores. However, do not rush to use chemicals that can harm all the soil. First, try all available and simple folk remedies for the destruction of the pest, and then move on to "heavy artillery".
So, here we have considered all the features of folk ways of how to completely get rid and destroy weeds in the garden. Of course, the work is not easy, but the results are totally worth it.