Four "Killer" Ideas to Get Rid of Weeds Forever

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Got weeds? Do they keep coming back even when you pull them out? Here are four easy peasy ways to get rid of them forever with things you already have in your cupboard.

Method One: Boil plain water in either a kettle or a sauce pan.

Pour the boiling water directly on the weed making sure you pour the water on the ground surround the weed to get the roots.

This works instantly. As you pour the water, the leaves begin to curl up.

Same weed...dead! This is after 24 hours.

Method Two:

Huge shout out to The Chemistry Cachet for this recipe!

  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup table salt
  • 2 tsp blue Dawn
  • 3 tsp arthritis rub that contains methyl salicylate which is wintergreen oil (this is the secret ingredient)

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle.

I sprayed this mixture on clover. Clover is one tough weed to kill.

This is after 4 hours...dead! After 24 hours, it was complete gone.

Method Three: White vinegar and lemon juice. The ration is 1:1 so if you use one cup of white vinegar, use one cup of lemon juice. Mix the two ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle.

I sprayed three wee weeds. Spray until entire area is saturated.

This is after 24 hours. Can you see them? No? That's because they're dead!

Method Four: Bleach

Pour bleach directly onto the weed. This works instantly as you will see the leave begin to curl.

This weed is really hardy with deep roots.

This is after 4 hours...dead! After 24 hours is completely gone.

There are plants around this weed and it didn't affect them at all. I was very careful to pour the bleach directly onto the weed.

I also have three dogs and I kept them away from this area while I used this method.

This may be a method to use only on weeds you absolutely can't get rid of. You know the ones.

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  • Lee
    on Aug 13, 2019

    WILL REMOVING A FOOT OF GARDEN SOIL AND THEN SPRAYING WITH 41% GLYPHOSATE GET RID OF TORPEDO GRASS?

    • Karen
      on Sep 9, 2019

      Never, ever use Glycophosphate if you have humans and animals living anywhere near this dangerous, cancer-causing chemical that is ruining our earth!

  • Brenda Smith
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Are there any that won't hurt the grass or plants in the same area?

  • Arly Dietrich
    on May 1, 2020

    I have used these methods and I find they kill the top leaves, but the root is still in the ground and the weed just grows again within a week! What am I doing wrong or is this how it works?

    • MAbe
      7 days ago

      I use the one with the arthritic rub in the mix and it works! The weeds do not come back. I have tried only vinegar and salt and eventually some of the weeds came back.

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