Organic Weed Control | Sharon Mastel’s Organic Gardening Tips and Advice| Organic Lifestyle Blog

Organic Weed Control and Herbicides – Organic Lifestyle

Sharon Mastel touches on ‘best organic weed removal practice’ for the removal and prevention. Spraying with organic herbicides can also be contentious as there are few certified by trustworthy sources. Here are some Organic Lifestyle Natural Herbicide tips in conjunction with Sharon’s article.

1.Superheated Dihydrogen Monoxide aka Boiling Water

Di meaning ‘two’ and ‘mono’ meaning ‘one’, superheated H2O or commonly known as boiling water is an effective way of spoiling weeds. And with the fact that boiling water may burn you, all other negative effects both personal and environmental are null. The following warning is provided by Awesome Inventions…


2. Sodium Chloride aka Table Salt

By creating a super concentrated mixture of table salt in the ratio of 1:2 or 1:3 parts of salt:water , dousing plant material with this highly alkaline substance will surely burn off plant material. Another more intensive method of burning is…

3. Burning Off

Check your local fire restrictions before torching your weeds. This method can also lead to contributing to air pollution… imaging 8 billion people burning weeds… its bad enough thinking of the atmospheric deterioration caused from bovine (cow) generated methane! Better yet, scrap this method all together!

4. Dry Acid, aka Sodium Bisulphate, or aka Monosodium Hydrosulphate

This chemical is something of an “organic gardening unknown” as it is generally only used to lower pH in swimming pools and spas, cleaning steel in steel manufacturing/ processing and several other industrial processes. Let me say right now that this chemical, in its aqueous diluted form, can not only act as a strong herbicide, but it also works as an innocuous cleaning “antimicrobial” agent with livestock, cutting down on Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria found commonly in faecal matter. This means that your livestock will also be healthier!

Dry acid can also be used to lower soil pH in the event of over fertilisation making it harder for the plant to uptake nutrients which may be in over supply at the higher end of the pH scale (Alkaline Salts).

Dry Acid, akin to the table salt method, will knock weeds on the head without any doubt. Being a fairly innocuous acid, it is safe to handle and for the environment. As with any acid, personal protection must be used with appropriate spraying methods also utilised. It will not indirectly kill bees and neutralises in the atmosphere fairly quickly considering its basic structure.
Dry Acid is by far the most underrated chemical currently not being used due to commercial ‘conflicts of interest”. You will never go back to the commercial ‘rounding up’-type “organophosphates” again.

Now to Sharon’s info…

How to Control Weeds in Your Garden How to control weeds in your garden? The joy and the advantages of a garden can be quickly taken control of by garden enthusiasts worst opponent, weeds. Weed control in your natural garden is extremely important. Weeds are naturally provided by nature and can sprout faster than the […]

via How to Control Weeds in Your Garden — Organic Gardening Advice & Tips

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