Amazing 55p hack will help banish weeds from your gardens – here's how | The Sun

GARDENERS have revealed a simple way to get rid of weeds – and the easy hack costs as little as 55p.

Green-fingered experts have come up with a natural solution to get rid of several varieties of pesky weeds and it is so easy to do.

The weed killer only uses ordinary household ingredients so you won’t need to dash out to garden centres to get specialist items.

The tip is recommended by gardeners and is said to “instantly kill” the rogue weeds, the Express reports.

It came to light during a discussion online and is the method of choice for a number of gardening pros.

A social media user went to the Gardening UK Facebook page to ask: "Hi folks, is it worth putting down weed killer on my gravel now or would the rain just dilute any solutions?

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"Also wondering if anyone uses bleach solutions to kill weeds. I have a gravel driveway."

Responding to the query, a number of commentators recommended just using salt and boiling water to kill the weeds.

One person wrote: "Keep away from the bleach and use boiling water and salt.”

Another agreed, adding: "Yes, this works really well. We've stubborn brambles coming up the side of our patio and boiling water and salt is the best way we've found so far to effectively kill them."

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A third person said: "If you never want anything growing there again, use salt and hot water. It's perfect for driveways.

"The salt instantly kills the plants and the hot water will help the weeds absorb the salt quicker and also help kill the weeds.

“My driveway used to be covered in weeds, I now don't have any weeds growing up.

"I originally did a one to one ratio when the weeds were bad but struggled to get the salt to dissolve in that amount of water so reduced it to one to two salt to water ratio.

"Now I quickly pour salt on the weeds and then pour water on them later when I remember."

Someone else added: "I made a spray of hot water and salt on my paving which I've always struggled to keep weeds off and they've finally not come back. Could be worth a try."

A number of posters were keen to advocate the natural solution rather than bleach due to the risk posed by bleach to wildlife.

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