How to Make an Easy, Effective & Natural DIY Weed Killer
Tired of buying expensive weed-killers that might be harmful to your family and pets? I've got a solution for you! This DIY weed-killer is not only effective but also safe for your kids and furry friends.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own natural weed-killer recipe that works faster than commercial solutions. Here's a super simple step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Tools and materials
- 32 oz white vinegar
- Dish soap
- 1/4 cup salt
- A squirt bottle
- A funnel
Step 1: Measure the vinegar
Measure out 32 oz (1 quart) of white vinegar. Using a funnel, pour the measured vinegar into a spray bottle. White vinegar is an excellent natural herbicide due to its high acidity. It can effectively kill weeds without harming the environment.
Step 2: Add dish soap
Add a small dash of dish soap to the vinegar. Dish soap acts as a surfactant, helping the solution stick to the leaves of the weeds. It also breaks down the waxy surface of the weeds, making the solution more effective.
Step 3: Add salt
Measure out 1/4 cup of salt. Salt is a desiccant, which means it can draw moisture from the weeds, ultimately causing them to dry out and die. Add the salt to the spray bottle with the vinegar and dish soap.
Step 4: Mix the solution
Shake the bottle with vinegar, dish soap, and salt. Make sure the salt is dissolved in the solution.
Step 5: Apply the weed-killer
Hold the squirt bottle a few inches away from the weeds and generously spray the solution onto the leaves and stems. Make sure you cover the weeds thoroughly. You'll start to notice results within a few hours. In many cases, the weeds will start wilting and showing signs of damage within six hours.
Repeat the spraying in a day or two for stubborn or larger weeds. This solution is a great alternative to store-bought weed-killers and can help you maintain a weed-free garden or yard.
Remember, always exercise caution when using any kind of weed-killer, and avoid spraying it on desirable plants or grass. Let me know in the comments this DIY weed-killer recipe worked for you!
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