How To Get Rid Of Dandelions Naturally

Here is a tip for how to get rid of dandelions naturally -- use salt.

Have you ever heard the term "salt the earth"? Well, it was something enemies did so nothing would grow in the soil.

Therefore, a teaspoon of salt, sprinkled at the base of the dandelion, is a natural way to kill these weeds. (The uses for salt around your home are extraordinary, actually!)

However, use caution with this method because the salt also kills grass and any other plants in the area.

Further, it may prevent grass from growing in the spot for a while, so it is really a better way to kill dandelions that are sprouting up between cracks in your sidewalk, or somewhere else you don't want any plants growing than in your yard.

A tip to keep in mind for how to get rid of dandelions with this method is to apply the salt on a dry day, so that rain will not wash away the salt until it has done its work.

Here is the video for full details:

Tell me in the comments how this tip worked for you, or if you have any other home remedies for dandelions in your yard.

You can also share your own homemade weed killers recipes here, or read others that have already been submitted.

Further, you can share your tips and ideas for the uses of salt here for all around your home, and read the other ideas already submitted too.

You might also be interested in using this recipe for vinegar weed killer to kill dandelions if you want to use a natural weed killer.

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Another method of using salt to kill dandelions
by: Christine

In biology lessons at school (a long time ago!) we were taught that you could kill dandelions and other large weeds using salt.

Cut the dandelion off at the base and apply salt to the cut area of the part left in the ground. The salt causes ex-osmosis (the nucleus separates from the cell walls) and kills the plant.

This method does work although you might have to repeat on stubborn plants.

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