How do you kill weeds permanently with under the counter products?

  10 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 11, 2021

    I have heard of under counter microwaves and under counter storage but never under counter products. I even goggled it for a description but nothing.

    Not sure what you are asking. Sorry.


  • Sadly weeds grow back in spite of what you use on them! Digging them out by the roots is usually most effective.

  • William William on Jul 11, 2021

    I use one cup of vinegar, one cup of salt to two gallons water in a garden sprayer. Saturate the weeds till dripping. Do not use on lawn or in garden. Will kill everything. Boiling water on weeds in lawn and garden.

    • Dee Dee on Jul 14, 2021

      William thanks for the tip on boiling water on plants beds. I can never get those weeds out. I have used the vinegar solution for the sidewalks and it does work well.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 11, 2021

    Selective herbicides ( wont harm grass) can be purchased at most retail venues —if you do not wish to use commercial chemicals preparations -there are diy homemade alternatives.

    Recipes using natural household products can be a way to eliminate your weeds, these very helpful links from Hometalk are a great a great synopsis.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 11, 2021

    Hi Bob: Here's what I do:

    You might not have thought of using this kitchen must-have in your garden, but it’s very helpful for killing unwanted weeds. All you have to do is add 10 ounces to 2 ½ gallons of water, mix thoroughly, and spray onto the weeds thoroughly. Watching them wither away smugly, optional.


    The proteins in cornmeal – or specially-processed corn gluten meal – stop any seed from germinating and growing. You can also sprinkle cornmeal on grown weeds, it’ll kill them just as well as it’ll stop them from growing.


    One quick way to get rid of weeds? Pouring or spraying a little white vinegar on the offending weeds. This acidic masterpiece is perfect for shriveling weeds, just be careful of your flowers. A little excess spray won’t hurt them, but accidentally pouring the same amount of vinegar on your flowers as your weeds could kill them. This has not worked for me.

    Or, what I have used with great success:

    Homemade Weed Killer:

    The recipe I use is:

    1 gallon of white vinegar

    2 cups of Epsom salts

    1/4 cup of dish washing detergent, like Dawn.

    Mix the vinegar and salt until the salt is completely dissolved.

    Mix in the Dawn until mixed well, but not all fuzzy and sudsy, sort of swirl it around.

    Put in a spray bottle and spray the weeds liberally, in the morning after the dew has gone. Then, by evening the weeds should be dead or on their way out. Don't spray anything you want to keep or it will die too. I have used this and it works quite well. Also, it's good for making an edging as it kills only what it touches. If you have something like a piece of cardboard, hold it up and down, edgewise, and spray the area you want as an edge. Just be careful not to spray your flowers and/or bushes.


    1 gallon white vinegar

    1 cup of salt

    1 Tbsp liquid Dawn

    Combine ingredients and put into a spray bottle and spray the weeds at the sunniest time of day. This mix is very effective so make sure it doesn’t spray on something you DON’T want to kill.

    Good luck

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 11, 2021

    Weed killers are over the counter, nothing is under the counter, maybe you have a different explanation of what you mean by under the counter products. Maybe you have weeds growing under the counter?

    What I use is 1 gallon of cleaning strength vinegar, available at diy stores

    1 cup salt

    1/4 cup blue dawn dishsoap

    Spray this mixture on the weeds, wait for a hot clear, windless day with no rain in sight.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 12, 2021

    2 cups white vinegar

    ¼ cup salt

    Squirt of dawn

    Mix in a spray bottle. If you have a larger area, you can mix in a garden sprayer with larger quantities. Use when it will not be raining for a few hours so that it isn’t washed away.

    This will permanently kill the weeds you are treating. However, remember that as the wind blows new seeds will enter the area and you will have to reapply. I find it to be a monthly task to truly stay on top of it. Even if I use a commercial grade weed killer.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 13, 2021

    Hi Bob,

    Under the Counter? Did you mean illegal?? or perhaps you meant Over the Counter?

    Answer. Brush Killer (It kills everything it touches, or Fire Lance kills what you burn with it.

  • Bob Grigsby Bob Grigsby on Jul 13, 2021

    What meant is house hold liquid's or dry to mix to kill the weeds.