Just plain white vinegar does the job. It kills to the root. One thing about this it does not know the difference between weeds and plants you want or lawns. So, you'd have to protect what your do not want to kill.
Hi! I'm one of those people who hesitate to put chemicals or even salt on my yard. All that stuff filters down into our groundwater. Mostly I dig them out. If weeds just won't surrender, I pour boiling water on them. Be careful not to splash yourself.
Hi Jessica, Here is a you tube video where he compares 3 natural remedies:
2 cups white vinegar
¼ cup salt
Squirt of dawn
Mix in a spray bottle. If you have a larger area, you can mix in a garden sprayer with larger quantities. Use when it will not be raining for a few hours so that it isn’t washed away.
I've used the nature methods listed and saw results in a couple of hours, definitely works .
try this recipe: https://www.craftylittlegnome.com/permanently-kill-grass-weeds/
There are many natural household type of ways to eliminate your weeds, these very helpful links from Hometalk are a great a great synopsis.
Hope this helps!
Best wishes on your war with weeds-Happy gardening!
Hi Jessica: The recipe I use is:
1 gallon of white vinegar
2 cups of Epsom salts
1/4 cup of dish washing detergent, like Dawn.
Mix the vinegar and salt until the salt is completely dissolved.
Mix in the Dawn until mixed well, but not all fuzzy and sudsy,sort of swirl it around.
Put in a spray bottle and spray the weeds liberally, in the morning after the dew has gone. Then, by evening the weeds should be dead or on their way out. Don't spray anything you want to keep or it will die too. I have used this and it works quite well. Also, it's good for making an edging as it kills only what it touches. If you have something like a piece of cardboard, hold it up and down, edgewise, and spray the area you want as an edge. Just be careful not to spray your flowers and/or bushes. Good luck
White vinegar or boiling water
Hi Jessica - 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 and pinned thousands of times! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly
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This article on weed killers is really useful
This is not an exact science – approximate measures are totally fine 1 gallon white vinegar and cup Epsom salts and ¼ cup liquid dish soap Combine ingredients in spray bottle and treat weeds at the hottest time of day for best results.