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Use ingredients from your home to eliminate unwanted grass in your yard.

Grass has a tendency to grow in places where you don't want to see it, like in-between cracks in your walkway or rock landscaping. chemical herbicide sprays can cause harm to other plants, so you may want a natural option for killing unwanted grass.


Grass has a tendency to grow in places where you don't want to see it, like in-between cracks in your walkway or rock landscaping. chemical herbicide sprays can cause harm to other plants, so you may want a natural option for killing unwanted grass.

Even though natural measures are organic and safe, you'll want to be sure to direct the natural herbicides on grass only because they can kill other nearby plants that you want to keep healthy. Here are a few easy methods to kill unwanted grass using items from your home:

  • Newspaper: Grass needs sunlight to grow, so when you cover grass, it will die. Sheets of newspaper are an easy and eco-friendly way to cover up large areas of unwanted grass. Simply lay thick layers of newspaper out over the grassy area. You can wet the newspaper to give it weight or use rocks to keep it from blowing away. This grass-killing method is great for setting up a garden or planning for rock landscape.

  • Vinegar: Combined with heat from the sun, vinegar is a deadly cocktail for plants. Use a spray bottle with vinegar to target errant grass growth. The grass will die within days.

  • Salt: Just as humans cannot drink salt water, it is harmful for plants. A liquid with high salt content is ideal for pouring in-between sidewalk cracks to kill grass. Mix the solution on a stovetop so the salt completely dissolves in the water.


 
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