In Australia, what are the most environment friendly sprays for controlling weeds and grasses in the home garden?

In Australia, there are several environment-friendly sprays for controlling weeds and grasses in home gardens. Some of the most common options include:

  1. Natural herbicides: Natural herbicides are made from plant-based ingredients and are designed to kill weeds without harming the environment. These herbicides can be found at most garden centres. The best one is from OCP called Slasher.
  2. Vinegar: Vinegar is a popular alternative to chemical herbicides. It is a natural and non-toxic way to kill weeds and grasses in your garden. Simply spray the vinegar directly on the weeds, and they will wither and die within a few days.
  3. Boiling water: Pouring boiling water over weeds is another natural way to kill them. This method is particularly effective for weeds growing in cracks and crevices.
  4. Manual weeding: Pulling weeds by hand is the most environmentally friendly way to control them. While it can be time-consuming, it is the most effective way to prevent weeds from spreading and taking over your garden.

It’s important to note that all herbicides, even natural ones, should be used with caution and according to the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid harming beneficial plants and wildlife. NB. Always ask your local Garden Centre for their advice before buying any weedkillers.

If you have any queries, please contact your local Independent Garden Centre. 

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