I hate trying to kill off weeds. It seems like I am forever out spraying them and the weed killer is expensive too. So I was thrilled when my new neighbor introduced me to this DIY weed killer. Not only is it very frugal, but it also works great. It only takes a few minutes to make up up this DIY weed killer with vinegar and dawn, you probably have everything you need at home.
I have a very large garden along the back of my house and weeds were constantly popping up through the mulch. It drove me crazy until I found this amazing DIY weed and grass killer. After a few weeks of spraying down the weeds, I have them under control. The best part about this DIY week killer is that I am not worried about using this around my dogs. If you have pets this homemade weed killer is perfect!
You will need vinegar, table salt, dish soap and a spray bottle. I make a small batch of homemade weed killer using a small spray bottle. If you have a large number of weeds I would recommend double or tripling the batch and using a garden sprayer.
UPDATE: I switched over to the large garden sprayer and it is amazing for this homemade grass and weed killer! Just make sure you shake well before each use.
Start by pouring 1/2 teaspoon dish soap in your spray bottle. I use Dawn, but any brand will work. The dish soap will allow the salt and vinegar to cling to the weeds.
Next, add 2 tablespoons table salt to the spray bottle. The salt acts as a drying agent in the homemade weed killer. It helps dry out the plant and kill it.
Finally, add 2 cups of vinegar to the spray bottle. The vinegar is an acid that will kill off the plant.
Shake the bottle up well until all the salt is dissolved. It’s important to make sure the salt does dissolve. If not it may get clogged in your spray bottle.
Now you are ready to spray those weeds. I have found this DIY weed killer works best when you use on a sunny day. The sun helps really bake in the vinegar and salt to really fry the weeds. Just spray the weed and it will die over the next week. Please keep in mind that this will also kill off any vegetation. You will want to use caution spraying around plants you want to keep. Also, this will kill your lawn, so make sure you don’t spray on your lawn.
I love how great this works to kill the weeds and I have even had good luck with it keeping the weeds gone in the cracks of my driveway. This DIY weed killer is perfect for flower beds, gardens, sidewalks, and driveways! It also works great with brick sidewalks where you need to keep the weeds away. What tricks do you have to keep the weeds away?
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DIY Weed Killer
1/2 teaspoon dish soap
2 tablespoons table salt
2 cups vinegar
Start by pouring 1/2 teaspoon dish soap in your spray bottle. I use Dawn, but any brand will work. Next, add 2 tablespoons table salt to the spray bottle. Finally, add 2 cups of vinegar to the spray bottle. Shake the bottle up well until all the salt is dissolved. Spray on weeds during a sunny day and wait for the weeds to disappear! You can double or triple the recipe if needed.
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