Salt is a must have in the kitchen but do you know it can be used in the garden, too! Here are the 5 best common salt uses for you to look at.
1. Kill Poison Ivy
Poison ivy can cause itchy rashes and painful blisters. Use salt water to kill the poison ivy. Dissolve 1 cup of salt in 1 gallon of hot water. Spray this mixture onto the leaves and stems of poison ivy.
2. Kill Weeds
Common salt can be used for killing weeds. To make this salt weed killer, boil 1 quart of water, dissolve 5 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of salt. After mixing, pour this solution over the weeds between the cracks on sidewalks and driveways.
3. Deter Ants
Ants can be destructive in the garden and kill many beneficial insects including earthworms. Just sprinkle common salt in areas near ant trails to help deter them.
4. Kill Slugs
Sprinkle a heavy dose of salt on slugs to kill them.
5. Remove Rust
If rust is taking over your garden tools, metal furniture, and other iron things, use salt. Rust is always a pain to remove, but if you have got a little bit of lemon juice and some salt, you can create a paste that pulls it out pretty well. Learn more about it here.