JKARTA, KABARNUSANTARA.ID – Cleaning weeds or weeds in the yard is often tedious and tiring. How could I not, pulling out the sugar one by one is a time and effort consuming activity.
However, many people avoid using herbicides or chemical-based sugar killers, because they have a negative impact on the environment and health.
Reporting from The Spruce, Saturday (19/12/2020), there are several natural ingredients that can be used to eradicate weeds in the home page. One of them is salt.
Salt is an effective and non-toxic herbicide. However, not all salts are effective at killing weeds. We recommend using iodized or non-iodized table salt.
Check the packaging information to make sure you are using table salt or sodium chloride and not magnesium sulfate or Epsom salt, sea salt, or brick salt. When using salt as an herbicide, you need to be careful. Because, salt can easily kill surrounding plants or leeches in the soil and affect long-term health.
Too much salt can even sterilize the soil over time. As such, salt is most effectively used to treat weeds that are not surrounded by the plants you are caring for, such as weeds that emerge through crevices in pavement or pavement, or grow between patio blocks.
Salt works to kill weeds by drying the plants and disrupting the internal water balance of plant cells. Because it is water soluble, salt is most effective when mixed with water as it makes it easier to absorb weeds.
Salt can be very toxic to all plants, so its application must be careful. In general, salt is best used as an herbicide for small-scale gardening or weed control.
How to use salt as an herbicide Salt is most effective as an herbicide when mixed with water. If you are applying salt to weeds on a garden bed with other plants that you do not want to kill, you should start with a weak mixture, such as a 1: 2 salt and water mixture.Alternatively, if you are applying salt to an area where the long-term soil health of the problems, such as between patio stones, cracks in driveways, and so on, a stronger mixture can be made such as 2: 1 or 3: 1.
This amount of salt will inevitably affect the pH level of the soil over time and can cause it to become sterile. The brine solution should be applied directly to the weed leaves. Avoid soaking the roots in the mixture to protect the surrounding soil and plants.
Salt water can be applied using a spray bottle, or it can be poured from a container. If there are other plants nearby, water them heavily after applying herbicide to the weeds to remove any saltwater that has managed to enter the surrounding soil.