How can I kill weeds without expensive chemicals?


Will bleach work?

  6 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 03, 2019

    Hi Donna,

    Yes, bleach will work to kill weeds also it will damage the soil. A much safer

    non-toxic way to kill weeds is using vinegar. Just spray it on, be careful because it will kill the plants you want to grow, they will need protection .

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 03, 2019

    I use vinegar in a spray (one gallon) pump container

  • Bleach is toxic. Vinegar is environmentally friendly. Boiling water, epsom salt followed by boiling water or vinegar is what i use. I also place vinegar in a pump sprayer and spray the perimeter of my property and around the base of my house once a month to keep fleas, ticks and other bugs away. Needs to be reapplied after each rain event. It hardly ever rains where I live so not difficult to do.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 04, 2019

    Do you wish to establish weed control using home remedies?

    There are many natural household type of ways to eliminate your weeds, these very helpful links from Hometalk are a great resource.

    Best wishes on your war with weeds-Happy gardening!

  • Try this:

    This is not an exact science – approximate measures are totally fine 1 gallon white vinegar and cup Epsom salts and ¼ cup liquid dish soap Combine ingredients in spray bottle and treat weeds at the hottest time of day for best results.

  • TheHoneycombHome TheHoneycombHome on Apr 07, 2019

    Mix baking soda with vinegar!