Pesticides used to control lawn weeds are being banned in Canada. Ontario has already banned the sale and use of any pesticides that contain 2,4-D, diazinon and amitrole with more provinces set to follow.
Pesticides are also expensive costing around $15 per application. There are alternatives to using commercial pesticides.
- Weeds such as dandelions are especially hard to get rid of. On a dry day simply sprinkle salt right in the center of the plant. In a few days the plant will have shriveled up and died. You will be left with a small brown patch but this will return to normal in no time at all.
- Spray vinegar directly onto weeds. Be careful not to spray on other plants as they too will die. As before do this on a dry day.
- For extra strength you can also add some orange oil extract to the vinegar.