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I’m a gardening expert – how to stop weeds growing using a $4 item

WEEDS are the quickest way to ruin a beautiful garden or lush green lawn.

But killing weeds is much easier said than done.

The last thing a gardener wants to see invading their lush greens are pesky weeds, but luckily they can easily be removedCredit: Getty
With a layer of lime, your garden and lawn will be lush and weed-freeCredit: Getty

Thankfully, the gardening experts at Balcony Garden Web revealed the one thing you need to banish weeds for good.

The best part is that the weed killer won't break the bank and will only cost you $4.

According to the experts, the secret to a weed-free garden and lawn is lime, and no, it's not the kind you eat.

Lime used in gardens is made from crushed-up limestone, rock, or dolomite, and when applied to soil, it raises the pH level, making the soil less acidic.

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Lime also contains magnesium and calcium, which are vital for a healthy garden.

It's actually the lack of calcium in soil that provides the condition for weeds to thrive in.

So to combat pesky weeds, the experts advised to: "Spread lime using a spreader if your soil doesn’t have a calcium to magnesium ratio of 7 to 1."

The best way to figure out if your garden could benefit from lime is to have a soil test done by state Cooperative Extension offices, according to Better Homes and Gardens.

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Simply follow their soil-sample collection directions and you'll receive all kinds of information back about the conditions of your garden, including its calcium and magnesium levels.

In other weed-bashing tips, another gardening expert shared their top tip, and it's completely free.

The quickest and most efficient way to remove weeds will always be to use your hands, according to expert David Domoney.

Get stuck and pull the weed straight out of the ground with a firm grip.

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Additionally, one expert shared how to kill patio weeds in an instant using one cheap kitchen staple.

Gardening experts at Inch Calculator suggested that white vinegar is the ideal way to get rid of your weeds.

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