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Organic Weed Killers for a Healthy Lawn

by Shannon Lee, All About Lawns Columnist

Do you have weeds to kill in your lawn but you are concerned about the chemicals common weed killers leave behind? It's time to look into organic weed killers for a healthy lawn and healthier you.

How would you like to improve your lawn?
  • Make it greener
  • Eliminate patches
  • Less weeds
  • Make it thicker
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The Benefits of Organic Weed Killer

Organic weed killer has a long list of benefits for both you and your lawn. If you are still on the fence, consider these reasons to use organic weed killers:

  • Better Understanding of Your Lawn. By using organic weed killers instead of commercial solutions, you are spending more time with your lawn. This can give you a better understanding of what it needs.
  • Money Saved. By creating household solutions for effective weed control, you can save hundreds of dollars every year.
  • No Health Concerns. Chemical weed killers often contain ingredients that are harmful to humans and pets. Organic weed killers are much safer, and that peace of mind is priceless.

The Best Organic Weed Killers

Organic weed killers are as close as your kitchen cabinet. Try these recipes the next time you see pesky weeds trying to poke up through your lawn:

Vinegar Weed Killer

  • 1 quart vinegar
  • 4 ounces lemon juice

Mix the solution in a spray bottle and spot-treat the weeds in your yard. Spray during the hottest part of the day, and the sun will give the solution an added boost.

Bleach Weed Killer

  • Common bleach
  • Enough water to reduce bleach solution to 4 percent

Simply spray the bleach solution on weeds and let dry. Apply often until the weeds are gone.

No matter which method you use, make certain to target only the weeds you want to kill, and avoid the healthy plants you want to keep!

About the Author

Shannon Dauphin is a freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her hobbies.

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