Natural Weed Killer

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
3 Materials
1 Day

Raise your hand if you hate weeds! I totally hate weeds. Can't stand them, and they're always creeping up into my yard, between my pavers, everywhere! Most people I know use that awful poison, and while that works, I do not want to spray that stuff anywhere I step. This recipe is a great organic weed killer. It's definitely the best natural weed killer, and you can easily substitute the apple cider vinegar for white vinegar.

Here’s some weeds. My weeds. In my yard. I gotta get rid of these.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

I used apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt, and a spray bottle. Step 2: Pour the Vinegar in Your Bottle

I added two cups of apple cider vinegar to the bottle. If your bottle is smaller, then you'll probably have to add less. But don't worry about it; you can always refill. Step 3: Add the Epsom Salt

I funneled in a 1/4 cup of Epsom salt. Step 4: Shake Well and Spray

I shook up the bottle until the Epsom salt dissolved. Then I sprayed the weed very well.

The weeds totally dried up 24 hours later (its pretty hot right now during the summer, so that also helped). I was able to simply brush them away. I'm sure if your weeds are thicker and stronger, you might have to yank them a bit, but this weed killer will definitely help.

No more weeds! This is the best weed killer!

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    White vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Which one is recommended?

  • Kim Kim on Jul 23, 2023

    Will it hurt the good plants?

  • Karen Karen on Jul 23, 2023

    Does it work good on sandspurs ( those sharp little burgers are a pain in the foot, if you step on them) my yard is full of them.

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  • Lad7959923 Lad7959923 on Jul 24, 2023

    I don't think any weed killer works permanently. We have used many and the weeds come back, it is just a fact of life. This plus Dawn to make it stick to the plant is what we use regularly. We use a lot of it during the summer and less as the year goes on. We live in Florida so we do have weed growth year round. But this is our go to spray. At least we know we aren't damaging the ground around our home. Be ware, it will kill ANY live plant so keep away from anything you want to keep.

  • Hgt16044240 Hgt16044240 on Jul 24, 2023

    I had marsh grasses planted in the front yard. They were taking over. I used this formula. Took three times. It even killed the roots which was so strong they broke 2 shovels trying to get them out. This is great.