SEATTLE — Weeds can be a nuisance when trying to maintain a healthy and lush lawn or garden, especially if you’re trying to avoid using chemicals or other methods that aren’t kind to the environment. 

Becoming savvy about root structures of pesky weeds and different mulch options can help you decide how to tackle the task, but it can be difficult to find information and resources to assist you on your mission. 

Here to discuss tools and tips you can use to achieve your ideal garden this season is Selena Ligrano from The Garden Hotline and Tilth Alliance, which aims to assist King County home gardeners and landscapers find solutions that allow for beautiful and healthy gardens without damaging the environment.

Here's Selena's recipe for a non-toxic weed killer. She says to be careful when using it, because it can also kill grass.

Non-Toxic Weed Killer

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 gallon Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Dish soap

Directions:

  1. Mix together and spray directly onto the weed

Additional resources:

Garden Hotline YouTube Videos 

Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board 

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