Why Use Roundup? Make Your Own Weed Killer


The next time you walk outside and see a garden bed full of weeds and reach for the Roundup, why not stop and ask yourself a question. “Why douse them with something that will remain in the soil for who knows how long?” Maybe you should reach for vinegar instead. Vinegar is cheap. It’s easy to use. White Vinegar Weed Killer is the way to go.
You can use either plain vinegar, or mix it with dawn dish washing soap and salt and pour into a spray bottle. Spray directly on the weeds on a hot day when it is not likely to rain.
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  • John blackman
    on May 2, 2016

    once you have mixed the solution how much do you dilute it with water?

    • Karen
      on Jul 4, 2016

      Spray it neat kills weeds a treat:)

  • Sandy
    on Jun 15, 2016

    Will it harm the other plants and flowers that are close to them?

    • Kate Baxter
      on May 29, 2017

      Yes it is very powerful weed killer to be careful to spray it only where you want it. Easy way to do this is get some tubing(I use the paper ones inside of toilet rolls or paper towel rolls) Place it over the weed and then spray. Contains the spray but saves nearby plants.
  • A nnie Johnson
    on Jun 26, 2016

    Vinegar weed killer

  • Donella R
    on Jun 18, 2017

    Will this kill grass also?

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  • Joy Green
    on Jun 1, 2017

    I have found using the solution just kills grass and not the weeds!!!

  • Jenny Stephens
    on Jun 23, 2017

    I use diluted vinegar to wash down my entertainment area that gets mould over winter. I used it on my bamboo screens a few years ago and the mould has not come back. I t seems to kill the mould spores.
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