Asked on Apr 2, 2016

What can I use for weed killer at the beach?

PamJulieJulies1949
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Hello, I am looking for a safe way to get rid of weeds at my beach, my neighbor sprays round up, Horrible . tk you
11 answers
  • Linda
    Linda
    on Apr 3, 2016

    Weed Killing Spray 1 gallon of store-bought vinegar 1/4 cup of salt (Morton’s, etc) 1 teaspoon of dish soap helps adhere to the weed’s leaves. Mix all ingredients and use within 7 days for maximum effectiveness. A hot sunny day with no rain in the forecast is the best time to apply. Not recommended for use around desirable plants. I have a small property so I cut the recipe down to fill a one quart spray bottle and only make it when I'm going to use it the same day.

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 3, 2016

    Make a mixture of white vinegar,water and dawn detergent making sure you spray into the root system. You may have to repeat the process.

  • Shawn Brockhoff Maxwell
    Shawn Brockhoff Maxwell
    on Apr 3, 2016

    Agree with previous answers. Use the higher acidic white cleaning vinegar - salt and a bit if Dawn. I also use the flame weeder (probably the safest environmentally).

  • Pam
    Pam
    on Apr 3, 2016

    I like vinegar, salt, and boiling water, depending how large an area.

  • Pam
    Pam
    on Apr 3, 2016

    PLEASE, not Roundup. That stuff is VERY nasty for the environment. I live in Iowa. Toxic stuff.....does not just kill weeds!

    • Didee73
      Didee73
      on Apr 5, 2016

      @Pam Thank you so much, neighbor told me a chemist told her you can drink it, I think she chose to believe what she wanted too. Tk you

  • Laura S
    Laura S
    on Apr 3, 2016

    2 cups Epsom salt, 1/4 cup original Dawn dish soap and a gallon of white vinegar. Works pretty well.

  • Julies1949
    Julies1949
    on Apr 3, 2016

    It depends on the extent of the problem. We just use boiling water.

    • Didee73
      Didee73
      on Apr 4, 2016

      @Julies1949 do you just walk containers down and walk back and forth? And I also wondered about burning i, however I've read thats not good for water.

  • Julies1949
    Julies1949
    on Apr 4, 2016

    We just wheel the BBQ close to the area and use it to boil pots of water. I am way too clumsy to be trusted with a danger like that back and forth from the cottage.

  • Julie
    Julie
    on Apr 4, 2016

    mix vinegar, Epsom salt and dawn dish soap, [add water and saturate weeds. works perfect. you can google it for exact amounts

  • Pam
    Pam
    on Apr 5, 2016

    Drink it!!! Oh, my god!!! Does the chemist want rid of your neighbor?? If that person comes up dead, do toxicology tests!!

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