Gardening expert shares £1.50 trick that kills weeds without harsh chemicals

A gardening expert has shared top tip for killing all those pesky patio weeds, recommending an everyday £1.50 kitchen item that he says is far better than commercial products

Gardener pulls weeds out of the grass (photo)
Avid gardeners will try to banish weeds as summer approaches (photo)

Summer is just around the corner and many of us are looking forward to spending some well-deserved time relaxing in the back garden.

Of course, for avid gardeners, this means taking care of their various pots and flower beds – as well as fighting those pesky patio weeds.

As already reported by the daily express, Garden lovers can banish weeds from their patio with an everyday kitchen ingredient, and it will cost you just £1.50.

Gardeners are encouraged to use white vinegar to banish weeds, rather than specially made commercial products that can contain harmful chemicals.

White vinegar is a boon for controlling patio weeds (photo)


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A spokesman for GardeningExpress told the publication: “There are a lot of commercial products on the market that kill weeds quickly, but most of these contain potentially harmful chemicals.

They continued, “Not only are these homemade concoctions a chemical-free alternative, but you save on the expense of store-bought products.

“Products with high acid levels are usually effective, but you should avoid spraying them directly onto the soil as substances like vinegar can break down soil structure and kill beneficial microorganisms.”

According to this expert: “Vinegar is non-selective and kills everything it touches. It doesn’t work on deep-rooted perennials and can only burn the visible parts of the weed.

“It’s very effective on small weeds, but it can also alter your soil to prevent anything from growing there in the future.”

Therefore, while vinegar is not ideal for lawns, it is a great aid in treating weeds that grow on cobblestones and driveways.

Green-fingered people are advised to put white vinegar in a spray bottle before spritzing it over leaves and weed stems.

Vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps draw water out of the weed, causing it to dry out. After using vinegar, gardeners are advised to completely tear up the weeds to avoid regrowth.

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