Four "Killer" Ideas to Get Rid of Weeds Forever

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Got weeds? Do they keep coming back even when you pull them out? Here are four easy peasy ways to get rid of them forever with things you already have in your cupboard.

Method One: Boil plain water in either a kettle or a sauce pan.

Pour the boiling water directly on the weed making sure you pour the water on the ground surround the weed to get the roots.

This works instantly. As you pour the water, the leaves begin to curl up.

Same weed...dead! This is after 24 hours.

Method Two:

Huge shout out to The Chemistry Cachet for this recipe!

  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup table salt
  • 2 tsp blue Dawn
  • 3 tsp arthritis rub that contains methyl salicylate which is wintergreen oil (this is the secret ingredient)

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle.

I sprayed this mixture on clover. Clover is one tough weed to kill.

This is after 4 hours...dead! After 24 hours, it was complete gone.

Method Three: White vinegar and lemon juice. The ration is 1:1 so if you use one cup of white vinegar, use one cup of lemon juice. Mix the two ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle.

I sprayed three wee weeds. Spray until entire area is saturated.

This is after 24 hours. Can you see them? No? That's because they're dead!

Method Four: Bleach

Pour bleach directly onto the weed. This works instantly as you will see the leave begin to curl.

This weed is really hardy with deep roots.

This is after 4 hours...dead! After 24 hours is completely gone.

There are plants around this weed and it didn't affect them at all. I was very careful to pour the bleach directly onto the weed.

I also have three dogs and I kept them away from this area while I used this method.

This may be a method to use only on weeds you absolutely can't get rid of. You know the ones.

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  • Joyce Eccleston Lopes Joyce Eccleston Lopes on Jul 18, 2021

    I’ve used Dawn, vinegar & epsom salt mixture in my crushed stone driveway. Kills everything but the roots still need to be pulled out. What will kill the weeds plus grass and they just go away?

  • Linda Diane Griffin Linda Diane Griffin on Aug 12, 2021

    Can you use any of the above methods in a flower bed by avoiding flowers and only killing the weeds? If you spray a very weeded area to kill weeds, how soon can you plant, seeds, flowers or shrubs without harming them?

  • Lar52051819 Lar52051819 on Aug 12, 2021

    I am looking for something that I can spray all over the lawn. My lawn is green because the weeds are green. Don't really want to spot weed.

    Any thoughts???

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  • Mjf386627 Mjf386627 on Jul 30, 2021

    Using bleach near other flowers, shrubs or trees is not advisable. This would be OK if it was in a stone driveway or patio area. Unfortunately, you have to apply it ever 2 to 3 weeks during growing season as the weeds return.

    • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 08, 2021

      Yes. Bleach chemically changes the soil. Therefore rain will make it “spread” to adjacent areas.

  • Tom Fuller Tom Fuller on Aug 08, 2021

    The article was about non noxious weeds not poisonous weeds .