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Natural Alternatives to Roundup

If you want to avoid using harmful chemicals on your lawn to kill unwanted weeds, there are safer options that are equally as effective as Roundup. Some of them might take more persistence, but the benefits of organic weed control outweigh the negative health and environmental effects of chemical toxins in pesticides and herbicides.

Here are five easy alternatives to take care of your yard safely this summer!

Mixture #1

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter glass spray bottle
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoons all-natural dish soap

Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spray on weeds. Be sure to spray only the plants you wish to kill, as this is not a selective organic weed killer.

Mixture #2

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter glass spray bottle
  • 1.5 cups vinegar
  • 2.5 tablespoons all-natural dish soap
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops orange essential oil

Put dish soap and essential oils into the bottle and mix. Pour in the vinegar. Tighten the lid and shake vigorously. Make sure you spray it only on the plants you want eliminated.

White Vinegar

White vinegar is a great natural alternative to the toxic weed killers on the market. It is best to use vinegar concentrates that are 10-15% acetic acid and add a little dish soap to help the vinegar stick better to the plant.

Good Old Fashioned “Do It By Hand”

Do some weed-pulling therapy and take the time (if you have it) to remove weeds with your hands and a small shovel. The weeds will most likely come back, but if you catch them early, they won’t have time to reproduce.

Weed Slayer Organic Herbicide

If you don’t have the time to make the organic solutions mentioned above, there is always Weed Slayer Organic Herbicide (which can be found on Amazon). It is one of the safest and most effective weed killers on the market.

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