Natural Weed Killer: How to Get Rid of Unwanted Grass and Weed

Soil Solarization

These five remedies could help you eradicate unwanted grass and weed in the garden.

How to Get Rid of Grass & Weeds

Organic Weed Killer Avenger

1. Apply Organic Weed Killer
Apply an organic herbicide, such as the Avenger weed Killer, to the target area. The Avenger weed killer concentrate is made of natural material, such as oranges and lemons.

Past customers have mentioned that a 3:1 dilution of the organic weed killer concentrate works well for eradicating established grass and weeds.

2. Saturate Grassy Area with Vinegar
Diluted Vinegar can be used, instead of harmful chemicals, to kill grass. Vinegar, however, can kill other plants so do not spray it near any plants you want to keep.

3. Conduct Soil Solarization
Solarization is the process of using the sun to kill unwanted grass and weed. The best time of year to try this is during the summer. You will need to cut the grass to a very short height then cover the grassy area with clear plastic. After two or three months, the grass will eventually die due to the increase in soil temperature.

Soil Solarization

4. Add a Thick Layer of Mulch
Adding mulch is a great way to turn an area into a fertile, nutrient-rich area. Adding mulch can also eradicate grass and weed by restricting access to sunlight and air.

5. Pour Boiling Water
Boiling water is a temporary solution to killing grass and weed. You may need to pour hot water multiple times before the grass dies out.

Sam at Organic Lesson

is the Founder of Organic Lesson. He started this site to share tips on using natural remedies at home when such options are available.