YOU don't need to use harsh chemicals in order to help maintain a neat garden.

Instead, you can create your own at-home solution to fight the unwanted weeds.

To avoid using chemicals in your garden, a gardening expert from Eden shared how to create a natural spray that will help kill the weeds.

Though chemicals might help get the job done, they're toxic to the soil and harmful to both humans and pets.

The expert revealed that using rubbing alcohol can work just as well as chemical herbicides to help dry up and kill weeds.

To create your own at-home solution, the gardener said to mix one quart of water with two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol.


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They suggested keeping the mixture in a spray bottle to easily apply it to the weeds.

"It’s best to use this solution on a sunny day for better results," they said.

The gardener advised making sure you only hit the weeds with the alcohol solution, as it will easily kill any surrounding plants.

As for natural methods, the expert shared two other creative ways to tame the weeds.

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For weeds that grow in between pavement cracks and in your garden pathway. the gardener said to simply just pour hot boiling water over them.

They also suggested covering weeded areas with old newspaper to deprive them of sunlight, which will prevent their growth and kill them.

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If you want to create a natural solution, they said you can mix one gallon of white vinegar with one pound of salt and one tablespoon of liquid dish soap.

"To get the greatest results, combine the components in a spray bottle and apply to weeds during the sunniest part of the day," they said.

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