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Asked on May 18, 2019

How do I successfully kill weeds with the 3 ingredient mixture?

Holly Bertone | Pink FortitudeMaryMary


I followed the instructions using Dawn liquid dishwashing soap, Epsom salt and vinegar and sprayed and sprayed weeds here & there in from & back yards. Weeds are still flourishing. Am I too impatient?

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  • Linda Sikut
    on May 18, 2019

    Hi Glenna,

    This is what we use. There are two easy ways to make a homemade weed killer. One is to use plain white vinegar with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Put them in a spray bottle and spray the weeds. It takes a while to work so don't expect immediate results. The other way is to pour boiling water on the weeds. That will kill them instantly. If the weeds are between cracks on a driveway or sidewalk, you can add about 1/4 cup of salt to the vinegar mixture, but don't use it in a garden because it kills the soil too and nothing will grow there for quite a while. I hope that helps you. Wishing you the best.

  • Mary
    on May 18, 2019

    Hi I use pure vinegar spray on my weeds.

  • Mary
    on May 18, 2019

    respray - it is not magic, or a one time spray. You will have to respray every couple weeks. Add more vinegar to your mix that might help a little. Hope this helps

  • Hi Glenna - The struggle is real, isn't it?!? This is the most effective all-natural weed killer DIY that we use. It's even been featured on Hometalk! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

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