As all cannabis growers and smokers will be acutely aware, our favourite plant possesses a very potent and distinctive aroma, one that’s easily recognisable and instantly identifiable. If we’re unfortunate enough to live in a state or country where cannabis is not yet legalised, then this powerful smell can lead us into to all sorts of problems, potentially alerting the police, nosey neighbours, house guests, parents or passers-by to the fact that we’re growing or smoking weed, which is the last thing we need!
Fortunately, after the huge success of their Pro Kit and Compact Kit, the manufacturers have brought us The Neutralizer Road Kit, a new model of their unit specially designed to work in your vehicle, so now you can have the same odour-neutralising effectiveness on the move as you do at home. It’s easy to use, is powered by the 12v cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle and the cartridge will last for 92 hours of continuous use, after which it’s time to order a replacement Road Kit cartridge.
Using The Neutralizer in the grow room
As well as using The Neutralizer in our grow space to allow us to cultivate discreetly, we really wanted to see how well it performed in a few other, different situations, so we put a Pro Kit through its paces to help us solve some real-life problems.
The Neutralizer easily deals with the smells from trimming
The Neutralizer – effective odour elimination for your garden
Soil solarization is a preventive, organic method of killing weeds before weed seeds even sprout. But the advice below is also meant for homeowners wishing to start a garden with a clean slate, reclaiming a patch of land where weeds have taken over, in such a way as to reduce to a minimum the hassle of future weed control. Want to transform a piece of land that has “gone to pot” into usable space? Then the method explained below may be the solution to your problems.
Of course, if you use an organic mulch (such as a bark mulch), it will eventually decompose anyhow, becoming fertile ground for weeds. What can you do? Well, you had better keep new weeds pulled, faithfully. Vigorous roots pushing downwards can stress landscape fabric and breakthrough. On the bright side, these weeds should be relatively easy to pull, since mulch is a lot looser than dirt, and weed roots will not become impossibly entrenched.
Run a mower over the land to reduce the weeds’ height further. Now that all the weeds are as short as possible and the stumps have been removed, rent a large tiller to uproot all the weeds. Since this plot of ground is uncultivated soil, you will need a tiller that has some power: Do not undertake this task with a small garden cultivator! Allow the tiller’s tines to dig deep enough into the ground to loosen the weeds, so they can be removed—roots and all, if possible.
Now use a steel rake on the area that you have just tilled, wielding it like a fine-toothed comb to remove the majority of the uprooted weeds. Next, rake the area again, this time with the object of evening out the soil as best you can and removing stones, twigs, etc. The final preparation for soil solarization will require the use of a garden hose. According to the University of Idaho Extension (UIE), you should moisten the area that you have just raked to “conduct and hold heat, to stimulate weed seed germination, and to prevent dormancy of below-ground vegetative plant parts.”
First hack down the tall vegetation with a sickle, power trimmer, etc. But before doing so, make sure you know how to identify poison ivy, poison sumac, etc.