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How to Get Rid of Weeds Permanently

By Yuliya Prilepina
Get rid of the weed's root system.
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A weed is any kind of plant that is not needed in your garden. You should get used to spotting these invasive plants that survive under all kinds of conditions, and grapple with other plants for the space to grow. Weeding your garden does not necessarily have to be strenuous and laborious. Begin by eliminating as many weeds as you can, and take measures to prevent new ones from developing.

Use a garden sprayer to apply vinegar to weeds.
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Fill your garden sprayer with white vinegar. Apply the vinegar directly onto the weeds to kill them. Spray the vinegar in the heat of the afternoon in order to get rid of them quickly.

Take the weeds out by hand. Be sure to extract the whole root system of the weed to prevent reproduction. Dig down a minimum of six inches under the weed to eliminate the entire root system.

Apply boiled water to eliminate the weeds and their seeds immediately.
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Pour boiling water onto the weed. Be careful not to splash boiling water onto nearby plants and surrounding grass. Pour additional water onto the soil to kill weed seeds.

Carpet can be used to cover the weeds so the light does not reach them.
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Cover the weeded area with heavy material, such as old carpet. Pull back the carpet every month, remove any weed growth, and recover the area. Eventually, weed roots will die.

Use the mower to get rid of the weeds.
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Mow down the weeds. Plant new grass seed in lawns and keep mowing the grass regularly. Eventually, grass will crowd out the weeds.


Things You Will Need

  • White vinegar
  • Boiling water
  • Carpet
  • Mower


  • Prune your plants to keep them healthy.
  • Eliminate dead plants and debris from your garden.


  • The safety of chemical weed killers is still under debate. Natural weed killers are safer for the environment.

About the Author

Yuliya Prilepina is a third-year English major at the University of California, Davis. Throughout her college career, she has crafted and submitted papers for various classes and has extensive experience in academic argumentative essay writing. As a writer with a commitment to crafting her work, Prilepina has a particular interest in learning to incorporate new styles into her writing.