For anybody who has done any gardening, they know the difficulty of keeping a good garden free of weeds is an ongoing task that seems to never end. It is like the legendary monster whose head gets cut of and as soon as that happens another one pops up.
This war against weeds seems to have been going on since time immemorial and throughout the ages, people have come up with ingenious methods of keeping the killer weeds at bay.
Weeds as we know hinder the growth of other plants but the problem is that they also grow near the plants we want. So the trick is to use nontoxic weed killers that will not affect the plants you want.
This is especially true if you are someone who is serious about maintaining an organic garden. After all, what is the use of having organic plants that will be exposed to nonorganic killers? This does not mean that all non-organic weed killers are toxic but they tend to be in most cases.
Not only that if you have pets and children running around the garden, but you also don't want to be spraying the front and back yard with toxic substances. The first and foremost non-toxic weed killer is of course to do it manually.
That is removing each individual weed with one's hands or using a tool is perhaps the best way to avoid toxic substances.
On the other hand, if you do not want to use the "brute force" method to handle the weed problem, then there are other safe alternatives to get rid of those weeds. Using salt is a simple and easy way to handle the problem. If you use about a quarter of a teaspoon per weed, it will almost always get rid of them. You need to be careful not to use too much as it may affect other plants you want to keep alive.