Homemade Weed Killer
- 1 gallon of white vinegar
- 1/2 cup salt
- Liquid dish soap (any brand)
- Empty spray bottle.
Put salt in the empty spray bottle and fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Add a squirt of liquid dish soap (makes it stick to the leaves).
Mix well, spray on weeds in the morning, rejoice in their death that evening.
This solution works best if you use it on a hot day. Spray it on the weeds in the morning, and as it heats up it will do its work.
Got weeds? Use vinegar! Vinegar is a staple in many homes, but did you know that this seemingly benign liquid can be used to kill weeds? The acetic acid in vinegar takes out the water of the weeds, causing them to dry up and die.
Vinegar alone is sufficient to eliminate weeds; however, it works best when used in conjunction with soap and salt. Combine some Dawn dish soap, either plain salt or Epsom salts, and vinegar in a large container with a wooden spoon. You’ll need to reapply the solution for stubborn, older weeds, just like you would with chemical weed killers.
Be careful what you put this mixture on, it won’t discriminate between weeds and the things you want to grow!
Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for weeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into full blown weeds.
The use of gluten cornmeal in gardens can prevent weed seeds from sprouting without harming your other plants, shrubs, and trees.