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Eco-friendly Tips To Get Rid of Weeds In Your Lawn

Summer is in full swing, which means backyard BBQs, swimming pools, and weed-free lawns! Well, at least we hope so. And summer also means more people in your yard who will be judging your garden. If your lawn looks a little more like a weed garden than a grassy oasis, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. 

Check out our eco-friendly tips for getting rid of weeds from your lawn without resorting to harsh chemicals.

Pull Them By Hand

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It is the most eco-friendly method, as it doesn’t involve any chemicals or machinery. This technique is best used on small patches of weeds or if you start to see a few popping up here and there.

Pulling weeds by hand can be a tedious task, but it is very effective in getting rid of them. Be careful not to harm the roots of nearby plants while pulling out the weeds. Also, it’s best to wear gloves while doing this as to not damage your hands.

The best time to pull weeds is early morning, evening, or after rain, when the soil is moist. It will make it easier to pull out the weed and its root system.

Be sure to dispose of the weeds properly so that they don’t spread to other parts of your lawn.

Pulling weeds by hand may take some time and effort, but it is worth it in the end. Your lawn will be weed-free, and you’ll be doing your part to help the environment.

Use a Hoe or Cultivator

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Weeding your lawn is never fun, but it’s especially annoying when you have a lot of weeds. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to get rid of a plethora of weeds on your lawn, consider using a hoe or cultivator.

A hoe is a gardening tool with a long handle and a flat blade. You can use it to chop weeds at the root, making it an effective way to get rid of them.

A cultivator is another useful tool for getting rid of weeds. It has blades that rotate, making it easy to loosen up the soil around the weed so you can pull it out easily.

Smother Them With Mulch

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Smothering weeds with mulch is an eco-friendly way to get rid of them. Mulch is a material that covers the ground, inhibiting weeds from growing. It can be made from organic materials like bark or leaves. 

Mulching your lawn has several benefits. It helps to prevent erosion, keeps the soil moist, and helps to suppress weed growth. As you can guess, it’s much better for the environment than using chemical weed killers.

So, how do you go about smothering weeds with mulch? The first step is to choose the right type for your garden. Once you’ve selected your mulch, spread a thick layer evenly over the area where the weeds are growing. Be sure to cover the entire weed, you may need to reapply the mulch every few weeks depending on how fast it breaks down.

Use Boiling Water

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Boiling water is an effective and environmentally friendly way to kill weeds that don’t require any toxic chemicals.

To use boiling water to kill weeds, simply bring a pot of water to a boil and then pour it over the weed. The heat from the water will kill your unwanted lawn guests.

You can also use boiling water to make homemade weed killers. Simply mix equal parts of vinegar and boiling water, and then pour it over the weed. The acid in the vinegar will also do its part to kill the weed.

Boiling water is a great alternative to chemicals, and help the environment.

Note, although this is an effective way to kill weeds, it does require some care so that you don’t damage your neighboring plants or your own lawn. Also, this method is best used for small areas, such as walkways or small patched of lawn, as it can be time-consuming.

Eco-Friendly Overall!

Whether you’re trying to get rid of pesky dandelions or kill off an entire field of crabgrass, we hope our tips have given you the tools you need to achieve weed-free bliss. Just remember, sometimes it’s better to add in the extra work so you can be more eco-friendly.

Do you have any tips or tricks that have worked well for you? Let us know in the comments below – we love getting feedback from our readers! Happy gardening!