Kill weeds with white vinegar. ?


How to kill weeds with vinegar. ?

  15 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 08, 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.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 08, 2021

    I put vinegar in a spray bottle and it works quite well.

  • Here's what I use: Take a spray bottle and cover the bottom with salt and fill it up with vinegar. Add a few drops of dish soap and shake. Spray on the weeds.

  • William William on Jul 08, 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.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jul 08, 2021

    Here's another how to video on how to kill weeds with vinegar. Its worked for me in the past

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 08, 2021

    Hello. 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 08, 2021

    Hey Betty: 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

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 10, 2021

    1 qt of white vinager,1/4 cup of salt and 3 squirts of dish soap mix well add that mixture to a spray bottle and spray the weeds only the weeds because what ever you spray will die.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 10, 2021

    The higher the acidity in the vinegar the better it works. I read a master gardener recommend at least 10% strength acidity.

    This ONLY WORKS when applied at full strength, in sunlight, during the heat of the day. That means, if it rained yesterday, then don’t apply it. If rain is in the forecast within 24 hours, don’t apply it.

    Wait until the soil is dried out a bit, the sun is bright, and it’s the middle of the day. It must be at least 70-degrees for maximum efficacy. The weed will think you are giving it some good food. Down the hatch, little weed.

    Keep in mind that this brew does not discriminate. Be careful where you spray. It will kill your flowers, grass, and plants just as effectively. Obviously, avoid application on windy days.

    Another effective way to apply is with a paintbrush.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 14, 2021

    Qt of white vinager 1/4 cup of salt 3 squirts of dish soap mix well put in a spray bottle shake and spray only on weeds it will kill what ever you spray it on

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 06, 2021

    Hi Betty, hope this helps you out,

    1. Pour 1 gallon of white vinegar into a bucket. ...
    2. Add 1 cup of table salt. ...
    3. Stir in 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap. ...
    4. Funnel the weed killer into a plastic spray bottle.
    5. Drench the weeds with the solution on a dry, sunny day.