Baking soda is usually used to get rid of dirt throughout your home. However, this eco-friendly cleaner can also be very useful in the garden or vegetable patch! It makes it possible to treat a yellow lawn, to fight downy mildew and invasive aphids. You can of course also use it to maintain your garden furniture. But above all, we do not always know that it is an excellent herbicide. However, well used, it can exempt you from the chore of manual weeding for weeds (bindweed, couch grass, nettle, dandelion …). No need for chemicals that are bad for the environment anymore! Find out how to use your baking soda as a natural weedkiller to drive unwanted plants from your plantations.
Why rely on him?
Just like mixtures based on boiling water (such as cooking water, salt water), coarse salt, dishwashing liquid, acetic acid (white vinegar) or black soap, bicarbonate is a weedkiller ecological, biodegradable and very economical. It will be the indisputable ally of gardeners who have banned the use of pesticides and other chemical phytosanitary products (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides such as Glyphosate, etc.) in their outdoor spaces. Safe For our health or that of our pets, we can also use it without risk on all surfaces to eliminate weeds: gravel, terrace tiles, walls… There is absolutely no risk of damaging them! Well applied, it does not represent any risk for the surrounding vegetation.
However, it is necessary respect the dosages to remove unwanted weeds very effectively. In fact, it only becomes phytotoxic (toxic to plants, and therefore to weeds) above 1% in concentration.
How to use your baking soda as a weedkiller?
What’s needed :
– Food baking soda (in the salt department) or pharmaceutical (more expensive, in pharmacies)
1) Plan an application when the weather forecast predicts several days without bad weather. The rains may indeed dilute this natural product too much, making it ineffective. The morning dew will be more than enough to release its assets to remove weeds.
2) Sprinkle your baking soda on the areas to be treated. In terms of quantity, count 20 g / m2 of water. Avoid plants that you want to keep: flower beds, lawns, beds …
3) Then let the time run. The weeds will disappear over time. Repeat the operation once or twice a year.
And There you go ! Now you know how to control weeds in your garden paths. Other solutions obviously exist (nettle or angelica manure, mulching, false seedlings, elbow grease to pull everything out by hand, etc.). However, there is no doubt that baking soda is one of the easiest, most accessible and environmentally friendly on the planet! In any case, you no longer need to buy chemical weedkillers.