Can you use apple cider vinegar on your lawn to kill weeds?

Laura Buehler
by Laura Buehler
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 22, 2017

    No it will kill the lawn as well. Vinegar should only be used in sidewalks or patios where there are no flowers or grass

  • Shevawn Martin Shevawn Martin on May 23, 2017

    Check on Pinterest. There are hundreds of DIY weed killers posted. Good luck!

  • Cynthia Isslieb Cynthia Isslieb on May 23, 2017

    I've heard that just regular plain white vinegar sprayed on weeds will help. I just bought some to try. Since I have dogs I didn't want to use chemicals.

  • Pamelawms15 Pamelawms15 on May 23, 2017

    You need the higher strength white vinegar. Mix 1 gallon with 1 cup salt and a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Put in a sprayer and spray only the weed. Don't over saturate or you will kill the organisms in the soil around the weed. An even better way to get rid of the weeds is with a propane weed torch.

  • Judy Judy on May 23, 2017

    industrial vinegar can be bought in farm store Co-op. Becareful it will kill weeds but vinegar will kill everything...including grass and flowers and soft wood on bushes. Anything green. Good around pavers...side walks.

  • Vinegar is a much debated topic among gardeners. I use it as I will not use chemicals to further harm the earth and because I have a bunch of pets to boot. My great grandparents had a farm and orchard. Back in the 1800's in Europe there were no commercial products for weed abatement. If my great grandparents used it, good enough for me. I spray the perimeter of my property and base of my home once a month as flea and bug control. I also use to kill weeds. But you just can't spray your lawn with vinegar, as it will kill everything , including the lawn. To kill weeds in the lawn, use boiling water or a mound of epsom salt on the weed then boiling water. I will also spray crabgrass with vinegar, let die, then dig out. Wait a while, amend the soil and reseed. Google and you will find a million recipes and so does Pinterest and a bunch of other sites. Whatever potion you choose, like with everything else, test on one or two weeds or areas before doing your entire property or lawn, let common sense be your guide, and if ever in doubt, Google! If one wants to use vinegar, learn about it, as vinegar has many uses other than food prep and killing weeds.