‘Kills plant at ground level’: ‘Effective’ 29p ‘trick’ to ‘banish’ weeds from your garden

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“Dry soil is important as water can dilute the vinegar’s potency while sunlight speeds the absorption process.”

Fill a spray bottle with vinegar

The acetic acid in vinegar is a desiccant, meaning it draws moisture out of plant foliage.

Most household varieties contain five percent acidity, which can kill seedlings, young weeds, and some mature weeds.

The gardening pros said: “If household vinegar doesn’t do the trick, horticultural vinegar with a 15 percent to 20 percent acetic level should be more effective.”

The experts explained that the vinegar will inure the weeds, reduce their water uptake and inhibit germination and growth.



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