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REALLY Killing Weeds With Vinegar

For more details on this process, please visit the blog post below.
Lately, I've been seeing Pinterest boards and blogs with tutorials on how to make a vinegar weed killer. Friends, I'm here to tell you that their information is faulty and their vinegar weed killer will not work.
Most of the blogs that show vinegar weed killer recipes, show household vinegar with 5% acidity.
This.Will.NOT.Work. I repeat, This.Will.NOT.Work.
You need a vinegar that has AT LEAST 10% acidity PLUS a horticultural citrus oil. There is some controversy within the organic gardening community regarding vinegar strength. Very respected gardeners say that 10% acidity mixed with citrus oil will kill weeds.
For at least 10 years I have been using a 20% vinegar for my weed control. I have not tried 10% vinegar ~ but I trust the gardeners who say it will work. Many of them are diluting their 20% vinegar by cutting it in half and adding water. Doing this will give you two gallons of 10% vinegar.

To see more: http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/2013/05/a-vinegar-weed-killer.html

  • Connie Nikiforoff Designs

    The dish soap's use is a surfactant. I've used dish soap other than Dawn it works pretty well too.

  • Macovington
    Macovington Pinehurst, NC

    We have but grass. the nuts are so far under ground the grass will probably come back even
    If the grass is killed. NEED INFORMATION on this. THANKS

      FRED RIGGS Cincinnati, OH

      A product that will kill NUTGRASS, is called Sledgehammer. Go to your independent garden store to buy it. Will not hurt anything else. Takes a few days to die, from green to yellow, to brown, to GONE. If you pull the nutgrass out by hand, you leave

  • Macovington
    Macovington Pinehurst, NC

    Correction on above - it is NUT Grass

  • Virginiam
    Virginiam Sun City, AZ

    I like like your post even if you do not spell correctly We all can't be RIGHT.

  • Carol
    Carol Albany, NY

    I use regular vinegar to kill grass and weeds that grow in the cracks of the driveway and between walkway of heldeberg blue stone. The next day they are brown and dead.