Use Vinegar instead of Round-Up for Weeds
Looking for an environmentally friendly way to take care of the weeds in your yard? Ditch the harmful chemicals, use vinegar instead of Round-up (white distilled).
Spare the environment the chemicals from using products like Round-Up. No matter what the labels say or how they try to market it, Round-up is not biodegradable or eco-friendly. In fact there’s a lot of research out there on the internet to support the incredible danger it poses to human cells, animals, trees and many plants.
From an article on ScientificAmerican.com:
““Moreover, the proprietary mixtures available on the market could cause cell damage and even death [at the] residual levels” found on Roundup-treated crops, such as soybeans, alfalfa and corn, or lawns and gardens.
The research team suspects that Roundup might cause pregnancy problems by interfering with hormone production, possibly leading to abnormal fetal development, low birth weights or miscarriages.”
Um. Horrifying much?
How about we steer clear from this product and look at easier, healthier ways. I found a great article from AGardenForTheHouse.com where Kevin proves white distilled vinegar is the a great way to kill weeds in gravel paths, brick walk ways and stone paths. This was their before and after:
These pictures were taken 24 hours apart!! Pretty impressive. They applied the vinegar with your average pump-strayer. It must be pointed out that some weeds may not succumb as easily or even at all.
Where the vinegar is applied must be thought out carefully. If the vinegar were to come in to contact with plants you want to keep alive, you may be out of luck. That’s why it is suggested to put it in areas that are weed-ridden, not on your lawn! You could live to regret that move 🙂
We hope this solution works out for you, we know it will do good for the planet. Please avoid harmful chemicals at all costs.