December 22, 2022
Did you know that you can use vinegar beyond the kitchen? That’s right! Vinegar can act as an organic weed killer in your garden - it’s easy to make and easy to apply although there are some things you have to keep in mind.
The component that’s responsible for the weed-killing action in vinegar is acetic acid. However, the acetic acid in vinegar is relatively low, multiple applications will be more effective. An important reminder you need to take to heart when using vinegar as a weed killer - make sure you know which among the plants are actual weeds! Unlike synthetic weed control chemicals, vinegar is nonselective in terms of mode of action. Also, you have to know the life cycle of the weed you’re targeting to get the job done. This is especially true of established perennial weeds (such as dandelions) versus annual weeds (such as crabgrass). Vinegar will be more effective on younger weeds and weeds with an annual life cycle. The last and most basic reminder is that you make sure to apply these weeds when it's sunny outside.