Pamela F
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Asked on Jun 2, 2012

Have You Ever Tried To Make Your Own Weed Killer? How Did It Work?

Debbie / Dragonfly TreasureBarbaraDORLIS
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I just seen this video on how to make your own weed killer from bleach or vinegar and water? Check it out and tell me what do you think. http://www.ehow.com/video_5706782_make-own-weed-killer.html?wa_vlsrc=continuous&cp=1&pid=1&wa_vrid=ad099e62-9c7f-4427-87dc-0748500d087e
16 answers
  • 3po3
    on Jun 2, 2012

    I've used vinegar once and it worked just OK, but not great.

  • Pam
    on Jun 2, 2012

    Actually the mixture I use works better than Round-Up and a whole lot cheaper. 2 cup of vinegar, 1 tbl. of liquid soap and 1 tbl. of salt. The liquid soap helps the vinegar stay on the leaves. Put this in a spray bottle and spray on leaves and let nature do the rest. Do not get on any plants or grass you don't want to kill. It will kill all vegetation.

  • Pamela F
    on Jun 2, 2012

    Thanks for the info...I'm going to give it a try:-D

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 2, 2012

    Regarding the video, I'm curious why folks think bleach is "safer" than glyphosate (Roundup). The Material Safety Data Sheet for bleach warns about tissue damage, corrosiveness and burning of the skin. The comparable MSDS for glyphosate describes it as "practically non-toxic". Here are my sources: Bleach: www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9925000 Glyphosate: http://www.cdms.net/LDat/mp6DP042.pdf

  • Pam
    on Jun 2, 2012

    I've never had Clorox to kill my plants, or weeds or grass. At least not when I use it to wash down my house or deck. The plants were just fine after I completed spraying with water and clorox in my sprayer, waiting a while and then rinsing off with the hose.

  • 3po3
    on Jun 3, 2012

    Walter, I was wondering the same thing, but didn't have the sources and knowledge you have. Pam, I am curious about your formula. I might have to try that. Thanks.

  • Pam
    on Jun 3, 2012

    Steve, I got this from an article of 100 uses for vinegar. I have been using it for 2 years now and it works. I found it on Pinterest.

  • Vicki T
    on Jun 3, 2012

    Pam D, How long before you see results with your vinegar solution? I think I am going to try this...thanks for sharing

  • Pam
    on Jun 3, 2012

    In 2 days everything will be turning brown. It works as fast as round-up.

  • Sheila G
    on Jun 11, 2012

    I will try it also, thanks!

  • Gail
    on Mar 19, 2015

    Have you tried using cornmeal ? it is birth control for weeds.

  • DORLIS
    on Jun 22, 2015

    Vinegar, dawn soap . Spray it on the plants you want to kill (do't let it get on plants y9ou want to keep). It even kills thistle, may take 2 or 3 applications, but it will get the job done and is safe .

  • Ply578834
    on Aug 18, 2015

    I would try vinegar, salt , soap mixture. Please people, don't use roundup as it is killing our environment. Please look it up, as well as Monsanto. Many stores are taking it off the shelves, due to consumer knowledge. Id rather have a few weeds then kill the earth and the people on it.

  • DORLIS
    on Aug 19, 2015

    ROUND UP IS NOT ONLY KILLING BEES, ETC. BUT US ALSO. WHY ELSE WOULD A LAW FIRM CALL AND ASK TO TAKE BLOOD SAMPLES TO SEE IF ROUNDUP CAUSED MY LYMPHOMS

  • Barbara
    on Nov 14, 2015

    Just plain old vinegar....do not dilute......works amazing!!

  • Debbie / Dragonfly Treasure
    on Jun 18, 2018



    1 gallon white vinegar and 1 cup salt and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap Combine ingredients in
    spray bottle and treat weeds at the hottest time of day for best results.
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