Natural Weed Killer

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
3 Materials
$4
1 Day
Easy

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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  • DIANE GORDON DIANE GORDON on Jul 23, 2023

    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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  • Carey Marshall Carey Marshall on Dec 06, 2023

    When I was a kid, my mom saved her pickle juice to take out and kill stubborn weeds. It always worked! 😀

    • Mary Mary on Dec 31, 2023

      That would make sense since pickle juice is vinegar, salt and a few herbs or spices. Your mom was ahead of her time!

  • Carey Marshall Carey Marshall on Jan 03, 2024

    You are right Mary! She always seemed to be. The only time I can think of that she wasn't was when she & Dad were young. All cars were Dark colors. Green, Blue or Black. Dad wanted to paint his car lavender because it was her favorite color & she said, "No." When Dad told that story, he looked at her and said, "See you would have been a trend setter!"😀

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