10 Weeding Hacks That Will Change The Gardening Game Forever

We’re not all blessed with green fingers, but unfortunately, we’re all cursed with weeds. If you love your garden, weeds are the nail in your coffin, but they don’t have to be. Here are ten tips to fight weed that will change the game forever.

 

1. Salt.

There’s nothing more frustrating than those weeds that pop up through the cracks of your beautiful walkway. An easy way to get rid of them is to poor a solution of salt and boiling water over them.

 

2. Mulch, mulch, mulch.

Mulch, mulch! We can’t say it enough. Mostly because it’s a fun word to say, but also because it plays a large part in keeping your garden weed-free. The more you mulch, the less room there is for weeds to pop up. The few that do can just be pulled out by hand.

 

3. Cornmeal.

Sprinkling cornmeal on your weeds will stop them from germinating. Careful though, because cornsmeal doesn’t discriminate, so make sure the plants you do want are already well-established and growing well.

4. Tools.

There may be hacks, but there’s still nothing like a good old tool selection to attack weeds.

 

5. Torching.

They make propane torches specifically for gardening now. What a time to be alive. This way, you can just torch unwanted weeds. Make sure your garden is watered well though because you don’t want to be setting your backyard on fire.

 

6. Compost.

Compost offers many benefits for your garden and it’s easy to make. Make sure you avoid compost that may contains weed seeds in though, the last thing you want to do is add more weeds to your garden.

7. Weed early and weed often.

The best thing you can do for weeding is to keep up with your weeding. If you’re serious about keeping your garden weed-free, it’s really important to weed early and weed often.

 

8. Vinegar.

If you’ve had enough of weeds and you want to make them disappear for good, bring out the big guns. Spray the weeds with white or apple cider vinegar. The acetic acid will work as a natural herbicide by drawing moisture out of the leaves. However, tread with caution, because vinegar is an all round plant killer.

 

9. Boiling Water.

Sometimes, it’s just that simple. Boiling water can be effective against weeds, but make sure to repeat two or three times to get those stubborn weeds.

10. Newspaper.

If you’re on a budget, another great way to prevent weeds from coming through is to cover the area in newspaper before covering it in decorative mulch.