While some might be tempted to call in a professional gardener who knows all about weeds and how to get rid of them, in many cases this isn’t necessary. Spending a little more time in the garden can help you feel better and more relaxed, and the prospect of killing off your own weeds in a safe and easy manner will also give you a boost in confidence.
One of the safest ways is the newspaper technique. It’s natural and it only affects the weeds. Put down 10-sheet layers of newspaper on top of the weeds, then water the papers to make sure they stay down, and cover the whole thing with mulch. If weeds start growing from the mulch, add another layer of newspapers just like the first one.
The acetic acid in vinegar is enough to destroy the life in the leaves of a plant without damaging the environment. Cover plants that you don’t want to be touched by your vinegar solution, then spray the weeds with vinegar or a blend of water and vinegar. After you hit the weeds with vinegar, make sure to give the surrounding grass some food with the best lawn fertilizer you can find.
If you’re dealing with driveway and walkway weeds, consider washing your walkways and driveways with boiling water. This is an excellent method, since the water will simply run off and cool down before it reaches other plants, and it’s also a great way to clean your driveway.