I would like to know what I can kill weeds with?

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  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 14, 2021

    Hi Debbie, hope this video helps you out, all natural weed killers


  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Apr 14, 2021

    Hi Debbie, I try to catch the sidewalk salt on sale at the end of winter at my local hardware store. I use that on any stumps, weeds etc. that I want to keep at bay throughout the summer. It helps a ton!

  • Janice Janice on Apr 14, 2021

    U yse 1 cup of table salt in 1 gallon of vinegar with a squirt of Dawn dishwashing soap. Mix it and place in a spray bottle or garden sprayer. Spray the weeds you want to kill. DO NOT spray on any plants you want to thrive. This method works within a day or so, depending on how hot the weather is. It's also great for using on grass that comes up between pavers, etc. that you don't want.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Apr 14, 2021

    Vinegar has worked short term for me.

    Bleach water has been more effective.

    Both need a couple of drops of liquid soap as a surfactant.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 14, 2021
    16 Ways to Kill Garden Weeds


  • William William on Apr 14, 2021

    I use one cup of vinegar, one cup of salt to two gallons water in a garden sprayer. Saturate the weeds till dripping. Do not use on lawn or in garden. Will kill everything. Boiling water on weeds in lawn and garden.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Apr 14, 2021

    you can buy weed killer at Walmart, Home Depot almost anywhere

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 14, 2021

    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.

  • Here is a homemade weed killer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHcj1dChT0M

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 15, 2021

    I use:

    1 cup vinegar

    1 cup table salt

    2 T blue dawn dish soap

    2 gallons or water

    Mix well and spray.

    Last year I tried baking soda on weeds in between the bricks our driveway and it did not kill the weeds. Must work better on other weeds than what grew there.

  • Debbie Debbie on Apr 15, 2021

    Thank you very much.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 16, 2021

    Hello. Weeds can be a continuous problem as noted in my rural situation!

    Best wishes with your success.

    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.




  • Kate Kate on Apr 16, 2021


    Sidewalk salt should be helpfull

  • Here's what I use:

    Take a spray bottle and cover the bottom with salt and fill it up with vinegar. Add a few drops of dish soap and shake. Spray on the weeds.


  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 20, 2021

    Hello Debbie: Here's what I use:

    Homemade Weed Killer:

    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.


    1 gallon white vinegar

    1 cup of salt

    1 Tbsp liquid Dawn

    Combine ingredients and put into a spray bottle and spray the weeds at the sunniest time of day.

    This mix is very effective so make sure it doesn’t spray on something you DON’T want to kill.

    Good luck

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