How can I make DIY weed killer?

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  • Here are some natural weed killers ideas on Hometalk: https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=natural%20weed%20killers

  • Linda Linda on Jul 08, 2019

    This is a great article on making weed killer in your home.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 08, 2019

    Hi Debra,

    There are a couple of methods that have worked for me. One is vinegar - with a few drops of Dawn. Spray it on the plants making sure it's entirely covered as best as you can. The vinegar will kill the plants. The Dawn helps it stick to the plants. It will take a few days for it to die but it does work. Some people add salt to the mixture. That works ONLY if you don't want anything to grow in that spot for a year or so such as between sidewalk or driveway cracks. Salt "contaminates" the soil so that nothing will grow.


    Another method is to pour boiling water over each plant. That will kill it immediately. If used on a lawn it will probably kill a small amount of grass too, but that will come back. I hope this helps you. Wishing you the best.

  • Hi Debra - 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

    https://pinkfortitude.com/weed-killer/

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank#GreenClean

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 09, 2019

    Hi Debra, pet and kid safe weed killersSupplies for Various Sprays

    • Mist spray bottle
    • Bowl
    • About 2 cups of boiling water
    • 1 cup of white vinegar
    • Drops of clove oil or lemon oil
    Vinegar Herbicide Directions

    This mix will work best when sprayed around noontime under a bright, scorching sun. Apply daily and after rain or watering to ensure it stays on the weeds.

    1. Mix the boiling water, vinegar, and scented oil together in the bowl.
    2. Allow to cool enough to pour into the plastic spray bottle without damaging the bottle.
    3. Spray the mixture directly onto weeds, being careful not to spray it onto plants you want to keep.
    Clove Oil Directions

    This strong and effective herbicide smells great and repels rodents. The recipe is simple.

    1. Add 10 drops of clove essential oil to a standard spray bottle.
    2. Fill the bottle with water.
    3. Spray the weeds daily until results are noted.


  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jul 09, 2019

    where are the weeds,what kind of weeds? Garden,lawn,brick,cement/gravel,veggie patch? it makes huge different what you are using whether it will even kill the weeds(will they regrow) or everything around it or ruin the surfaces(brick) around the area too.

  • Hi Debra - 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

    https://pinkfortitude.com/weed-killer/

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank#GreenClean

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