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 How to Kill Weeds Naturally

Gardening is a passion for many that is often interrupted by unwanted plants living in the wrong place. More commonly known as weeds, these eyesores do more than intrude on the aesthetic. Weeds can cause stress on surrounding plants by robbing the soil of nutrients and moisture. Maintaining any lawn or garden is a tough job, and for many, weeding can feel like an endless endeavor.

To maintain your Zen, it’s best to deploy a comprehensive strategy for weed control. Around your house and in the garden, pulling weeds by hand is often the best approach for large or mature weeds that are difficult to prevent, especially in mulch or rock gardens. In areas like driveways, patio pavers and sidewalks, where pulling weeds often causes them to break off, it’s best to use herbicidal spray.

Traditional herbicides are formulated with harsh chemical ingredients. Earth’s Ally Weed & Grass Killer instead uses natural ingredients to kill the weeds to the root, without harming the Earth. We refined the science behind popular home remedies and developed a formula that is proven effective and Safe for People, Pets & Planet.

Common Organic DIY Weed Killers 

Table Salt Using salt to kill weeds is a common do-it-yourself solution. When salt is absorbed by plant root systems, it disrupts the water balance and causes the weed to eventually wilt and die. But salt by itself doesn’t make a very effective weed killer.

White Vinegar More commonly labeled acetic acid, vinegar is a popular household ingredient that can help kill weeds. Known as a “burnout” herbicide, vinegar is the ingredient that dries out and browns the leaves of a weed to deliver fast results. When used alone, it only kills the part of the weed it touches, but often doesn’t kill the root.

Dish Soap Dish soap in a spray bottle alone won’t kill weeds, but it does help when you’ve got the right ingredients paired together. A small amount of soap acts as a surfactant and improves the effectiveness of a formula, holding the sea salt and vinegar on the weeds.  

About Earth’s Ally Natural Weed & Grass Killer

At Earth’s Ally, we went beyond homemade weed killer recipes with common table salt and household vinegar to create a formula that is safe, effective and responsible. We refined the science and proportions of each of our ingredients and developed a natural weed killer that delivers results in three hours, without harsh chemicals like glyphosate. We also made sure our formula was safe for a vital part of our ecosystem – honeybees and other pollinators. While our ingredients are simple, our formula would be difficult to replicate at home, based on our extensive research and development.

“Earth’s Ally really works! I’ve tried everything - digging out the plants and they just multiply back, turning the soil, etc. I was attracted to this product because it doesn’t have any glyphosate, I didn’t want any chemicals near my herbs/vegetables or my other flowers, and it’s safe for the bees!”

- Bh, Home Depot Customer

Where to use: Flower beds, mulch beds, driveways, patios, pavers, edging, fence lines, gravel areas.

Kills Weeds & Grass: Common broadleaf weeds including dandelion, clover, ivy, chickweed and many others, and grassy weeds, including crabgrass.

For Best Results: Shake the bottle well before use, saturate the weed in abundant sunshine.

Earth’s Ally Natural Weed Killer is a non-selective herbicide with zero pre-emergent properties, meaning it will not prevent the future growth of plants in the soil where it was used. 

We'd love to hear how Earth's Ally is working for you! Share your tips and tricks with us on social media using the hashtag #EarthsAlly. 

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