Asked on Jun 02, 2019

How do I remove/kill weeds along the fence line?

Dee D
by Dee D
  7 answers
  • Here are some things for you to try:

    I just use vinegar in a pump sprayer.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jun 02, 2019

    we use this recipe to kill everything directly on our fence line: 1 gallon white vinegar, 2 cups Epsom salts, 1/3 cup blue Dawn dish soap. It works best on a sunny day. Apply early in the morning and by eve the grass/weeds will be dead. We also use this to kill the weeds in the driveway and in the cracks of the sidewalk

  • William William on Jun 02, 2019

    Boiling water will work. You can also mix 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. Once gone dig a small trench along the fence, line it with landscape fabric. Put in stone, pea gravel, or mulch to prevent weeds from growing back.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 02, 2019

    Of course, you can use any of the brand name weed killers for specific areas, like RoundUp or WeedBGone. Since I have proven to myself how cheap and effective it is to use a vinegar spray, I have saved about $30 in the last year in directed weed killer alone. I still use pre-emergent weed killer in Feb. and May, and broadleaf poison in late summer. My particular recipe varies, but the hotter it is, the more salt I use. In a quart spray bottle, I pour 2 cups of vinegar and 1cup of salt, and shake it up until the salt is dissolved. Then I add close to 2 cups of warm water to fill the bottle. Then I spray right along the fence line, borders of flowerbeds, and between the cement squares in the walkway and sidewalk. If the sun is shiny, all the weeds and grass where I spray will be dead in a day or two. The vinegar and salt cost about 75 cents and I use the same spray bottle almost every time. I repeat whenever I see new growth, but most of the weeds do not come back if I don’t wait until they seed again. Best wishes to you. Jewell

  • Hi Dee - The struggle is real, isn't it?!? This is the most effective all-natural weed killer DIY that we use. It's even been featured on Hometalk! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 02, 2023

    I have never had much luck with the salt, vinegar, dishsoap recipes, even with using the extra strength vinegar. Boiling water works the best, also pulling them after a rainstorm when the ground is softer.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 02, 2023

    Use a mix of 1/4 cup salt and1 quart white Vinegar +washing up liquid drop. Shake till salt is disolved then decant into spray bottle.