Why Can Salt Be Used as a Weed Killer?

Salt kills weeds, as well as other plants, by dehydrating the cells. It acts as a desiccant, drawing moisture out of the plants.

Keywords: dessicant, cells, moisture

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Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular entertainment contributor to various publications including "USA Today," "The Hollywood Reporter" and "San Diego Magazine." He has written travel stories for "San Diego Magazine," the "San Diego Union" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.