Sue B
Sue B
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Asked on May 19, 2012

Weeds

Susan McKinney CanavespeElaine SchwerinSue B
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Is there any type of natural weed killer?
14 answers
  • Alice C
    on May 19, 2012

    I sometimes use vinegar between the cracks in my paver patio.

  • Pam
    on May 19, 2012

    Vinegar, but it will kill other vegetation if it gets on it or in the soil.

  • Walter Reeves
    on May 20, 2012

    There is only one that can kill broadleaf weeds in a grass lawn: Bayer's Natria Lawn Weed Control. It contains chelated iron as the active ingredient.

  • DeAnn L
    on May 20, 2012

    I am not sure how well it works on everything yet but a here is one to try. One gallon of cider apple vinegar 1/2 cup of table salt and 1 teaspoon dawn dish soap mix and spray.

    • Capernius
      on Jun 1, 2015

      @DeAnn L Good Idea Ma'am! :) just one thing...before adding the dish soap, I would put everything in the blender to get the salt dissolved faster...pour that in to a spray bottle, THEN add the dish soap. this way it is blended together better & faster & clogs the spray bottle less if ever at all.

  • Sue B
    on May 20, 2012

    As far as the natural solutions, how much would you need to use per weed??

  • Walter Reeves
    on May 20, 2012

    wet all leaves completely; best used in the middle of a sunny afternoon

  • Sue B
    on May 31, 2012

    Walter, only the leaves?

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 1, 2012

    Sue - leaves and stems

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 1, 2012

    By the way, I talked to Lance Waldheim at Bayer Advanced last week and he pointed out that their Natria Grass and Weed Killer is an effective, organic non-selective plant killer. It contains herbicidal soap. In my experience, plants will be brown three hours after spraying on a sunny day.

  • Lindcurt
    on Jun 1, 2015

    Corn meal is supposed to keep seeds from sprouting. All kinds of seeds. Garden seeds as well as weed seeds. if you want to use it in a flower bed just make sure your seeds have already sprouted. Just sprinkle the corn meal on top of the soil.

  • Capernius
    on Jun 1, 2015

    If you make your own, make enough to put in a garden type spray bottle(the kind you have to pump up for pressure)...most of these are only 2 or 3 gallon capacity, so you would need to make 1 or 2 gallons max. As far as commercial herbicides go, most I know nothing about so I do not trust them...the few I do know about, are so toxic to the person using it, the great grandchildren of the person using it & the environment, that I would advise against it....Example: Roundup herbicide.

  • Sue B
    on Jun 1, 2015

    Thank you all for your help.

  • Elaine Schwerin
    on Jun 11, 2015

    1/2 gal. apple cider vinegar, 1/4 c salt and 2 TBSP dawn dish soap, works great and safe for children and pets

  • Susan McKinney Canavespe
    on May 10, 2016

    The above recipe should work well. Spray when it's hot.

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