Gardening expert shares £1.50 trick that kills weeds without any harsh chemicals

A gardening expert has come up with a trick to kill all those noxious patio weeds, recommending a £1.50 everyday kitchen item they say is far better than commercial ones.

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Gardening expert to keep your garden weed free

With summer well underway, many of us will be looking forward to some well-deserved downtime in the back garden.

For keen gardeners, of course, this will involve tending to their various pots and flower patches – as well as tackling patio weeds.

As previously indicated by the Daily Express, gardening enthusiasts can banish weeds from their patio using an everyday kitchen ingredient, and it’ll cost you as little as £1.50.

Gardeners are encouraged to use white vinegar as a means of banishing weeds rather than specially made commercial products, which may contain harmful chemicals.

Avid gardeners will seek to banish weeds as summer approaches (Stock Photo)


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A GardeningExpress spokesperson told the publication: “There are many commercial products on the market that will do the job of killing weeds quickly, but most of them contain potentially harmful chemicals.

They continued, “Not only are these homemade concoctions a chemical-free alternative, but you’ll also save the expense of store-bought products.

“High-acid products are generally effective, but you should avoid spraying them directly on the soil because substances like vinegar can break down soil structure and kill beneficial microorganisms.”

White vinegar is a treat for controlling patio weeds (Stock Photo)


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According to this expert: “Vinegar is non-selective and kills everything it touches. It won’t work on deeply rooted perennials and may just burn the visible parts of the weed.

“It’s very effective on small weeds, but it can also modify your soil to prevent things from growing there in the future.”

Therefore, while not ideal for lawns, vinegar is a great cry when dealing with weeds growing on pavers and driveways.

Green-fingered people are recommended to add white vinegar to a spray bottle before pouring it on the leaves and stems of weeds.

Vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps draw water out of the weed, causing it to dry out. After using vinegar, gardeners are advised to pull the weed out completely to prevent regrowth.

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Terri S. Tomasini