Use Salt and Vinegar For Natural Weed Reduction

Use Salt and Vinegar For Natural Weed Reduction

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Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 5, 2011

Earlier today Michelle gave us a list of some non-toxic weed killers you can buy. Here's another option: salt and vinegar! Last year Morgan Satterfield of The Brick House decided to install a 4,000 square foot gravel driveway. It gave her a place to park and it relieved some stress when it came time to plant. Located near Palm Springs, water is in short supply and this driveway seemed like a great, low maintenance compromise. But weeds still came through...

You can see the beautiful beginnings of this driveway over at The Brick House. It's a stunning work of art, all weed free and pretty. But even though there's a weed barrier placed under the gravel, as time passed dust and dirt settled between the rock and gave weeds just enough room to grow. So they looked for an eco-friendly solution and settled on salt and vinegar. After just a few days the weeds started to shrivel and brown.

Great idea! Do you have any other non-toxic weed solutions?

(Image: The Brick House)

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