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Control Weeds With A Common & Natural Kitchen Ingredient
Lemons are a must-have in a kitchen, but their juice can also dry out and burn the outer layer of a plant’s leaves, resulting in widespread cellular destruction.
Lemon juice is a burn-down herbicide — in the same camp as weed killers that have iron chelate, acetic acid (vinegar), or clove oil as their active ingredient.
The easiest way to make your own citric acid-powered plant pest terminator at home is to cut a lemon in half and squeeze it over the weeds' leaves until they're saturated.
You can also juice five lemons into a spray bottle or combine them with kitchen vinegar in a 1:1 ratio. Reapply if needed; the weeds will begin to wilt and die within two days.