The weeds in your garden are indeed a headache. They steal the nutrients and water from your most desirable plants and hinder their growth. And if you do not get rid of them, they are sure to turn your garden into a mess. You can chop them or pull them out, but no matter what you do they always grow back. But, if you use vinegar and take care of them regularly, you will never have to deal with the problem of weeds in your terrace garden. So, now let us take a look into how to be better at terrace gardening, how to kill weeds and how to grow a proper garden.
Recipe For Making Vinegar Weed Killer At Home
Take a gallon of white vinegar in a container. You can also use the vinegar that is there in your kitchen, the solution of which is 5%. But, a 10% or 20% concentrated vinegar definitely works better.
Mix a cup of rock salt in the vinegar. If you don’t have rock salt, you can use normal table salt too.
Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the vinegar solution. (You can also skip this if you are using a 10% or 20% concentrated vinegar)
Now, add 2 tablespoons of dish soap to the vinegar concentration and stir it well till it mixes properly.
Pour the solution into a sprayer and spray it well onto all your plants.
Tips And Warnings For Using The Vinegar Weed Killer
When you are spraying the vinegar on the plants, make sure that it is a bright and sunny day so that the vinegar dries up fast. You do not want to damage your lovely plants using the weed killer on a damp and cloudy day.
Always wear gloves when you are spraying vinegar for killing the weeds. Since the vinegar concentration is high, it can end up burning your hands if you are not careful.
Never spray the vinegar solution on a windy day. It can come back to your face and body and end up harming you instead of just harming the weeds.
Be careful not to spill too much solution on the ground. The salt in the vinegar solution can make the soil infertile and break all your dreams of terrace gardening.
What Else Can You Do To Kill Weeds Other Than Using A Vinegar Solution?
Here are a few tips and tricks that you can try to reduce the growth of weeds in your terrace garden.
Attack the weeds as soon as you see them popping up. Starting early can really help you go a long way.
Use a weed barrier to keep your plants safe.
Apply weed killer regularly to stop them from coming back.
Dig and hoe every week to keep the soil fresh and the weeds at bay.
Use at least a 3” layer of mulch to stop the weeds from coming back again and again.
Getting rid of weeds should not be much tough if you take proper care of your terrace garden. So, just follow these tips and we are pretty sure your garden will be flawless.