If you’ve been following for the length of this summer, you’ve heard me lament about our mountain landscaping and with the daily rains of this year’s monsoon season, the MAJOR overgrowth of greenery, especially on our steps. We tried making our own DIY all-natural pesticide using a salt-water recipe with no results, then a salt-vinegar recipe – also with no results.
However, on a recent trip to the hardware store, we decided to see if there were any eco-friendly options. Some said eco-friendly, but then had all the caution/poison control warnings all over. No bueno.
But then, we came across one that didn’t have all the warnings, was made with organic plant oils and is safe for pets and children. We decided to give it a try and it worked!
Now this picture is a bit deceiving (and not so pretty) because it was applied about a week ago after a round of weed-wacking and it still has rained everyday meaning new growth, argh…but at the very least it worked!
I’m not necessarily endorsing them, but letting you know what finally worked for us and if you’re also looking for an eco-friendly pesticide, here’s an option to add to your arsenal!
*p.s. in case you’re wondering what it smells like, I think it smells like part clove oil, part bitter plant oil; not anything like your traditional pesticide