What iss the recipe for the "natual" weed killer?
Margaret: I use a gallon of vinegar and put it in a spray like this:
I found a couple recipes for you Margaret.
Selective herbicides ( wont harm grass) can be purchased at most retail venues —if you do not wish to use commercial chemicals preparations -there are diy homemade alternatives.
Recipes using natural household products can be a way to eliminate your weeds, these very helpful links from Hometalk are a great a great synopsis.
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.
This is what we use and it works great
One gallon of white vinegar, 1/2-1 cup table salt, and a squirt of Dawn dishwashing soap mixed together and sprayed onto the weeds makes a great easy natural weedkiller. The Dawn simply keeps the mixture from drainining off the weeds so quickly. In a couple of days the weeds will be dead. Don't use on plants you want to thrive.
Here are 3 ideas for natural weed killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7WeNyx0nSU&t=59s
Epsom salt and white vinegar will kill weeds. Apply in full sun.
Keep in mind that to be most effective in preventing weeds to stop growing, any weed killer solution applied to the top of the plant must be able to penetrate down into the actual roots of the plant to kill the roots.
Otherwise, the weed killer solution will be killing the part of the plant that is growing above ground only, and as the roots will be continuing to grow, you will soon have new weeds popping up again.
Hi Margaret - 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 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.