Chemical pesticides and herbicides have been a traditional method of removing unwanted weeds and pests. However, as time has passed we have all been made aware of the harmful effects of using chemicals to sustain the look of your yard. Chemical pesticides and herbicides are not only harmful to the environment, but they can also be harmful to your pets and children.
Weeds and unwanted pests are annoying to anyone looking to maintain a flawless looking yard. Whether it be in your garden or between your patio pavers, weeds and insects are excellent at finding ways into your yard.
Organic pesticides are just as effective as chemical solutions and are healthier for your yard and your family.
Here are some homemade pesticide and herbicide recipes that are cheap and easy to make:
1. Vegetable Based Insecticide
- ½ cup of hot peppers
- ½ cup of garlic
- 1 onion
- 2 cups of warm water
Mix peppers, garlic, and onions in a blender or food processor. Once blended, pour water into the vegetable mix. Let your mix stand for approximately 24 hours before use, keep the mixture in a warm area. Strain your mix and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Your organic pesticide is now ready for use.
2. Salt and Vinegar Herbicide
- 1 gallon of vinegar
- approximately 1 cup of salt
- 1 tablespoon of dish soap
Mix salt into the vinegar and stir until salt dissolves. Add dish soap and stir together. Once blended, pour mixture into a spray bottle. This mixture is ideal for unwanted weed growth in your garden and between your paving stones.
3. Orange Peel Pesticide
- 1 full orange peel
- 2 cups of boiling water
Pour the boiling water over the top of the orange peels. Let sit for approximately 24 hours. Remove the peels from the mixture and strain the liquid. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle. This mixture works well to eliminate insects.
4. Boiling Water
Simply boil water and pour it over infected areas. This remedy is such a simple herbicide, yet it works like a charm!
When it comes to unwanted weeds and insects infecting your paved patio or driveway, Envirobond products help to eliminate these pests before a large problem occurs. EnviroSAND and EnviroSTONE are made from 100% naturally occurring materials that can eliminate weed growth and reduce the chance of bug infestation. Both EnviroSAND and EnviroSTONE have an elevated PH balance that creates a toxic environment that makes for a very unfavourable growing medium for seeds to grow into weeds.
Watch this video for more information on how Envirobond products naturally eliminate weed growth: