Safe weed killer w/ pets?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 19, 2021

    Here's the recipe:

    3 cups vinegar

    1/2 cup salt

    1 Tablespoon Blue Dawn

    Mix and spray

    This will kill everything, it cannot tell the difference between what you want to keep and the weeds.

  • 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.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 19, 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.

  • William William on Jul 19, 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.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 19, 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.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jul 19, 2021

    Hello Trenda: 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

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 20, 2021

    Diatomaceous earth. It is safe around children and animals. Good luck!

  • Trenda Dinsmore Trenda Dinsmore on Jul 20, 2021

    Not a diy option?

  • Trenda Dinsmore Trenda Dinsmore on Jul 20, 2021

    Thank you!!!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 22, 2021

    Qt of white vinager 1/4 cup of salt and 3 squirts of dish soap.mix in a bottle and spray weeds only because what ever you spray will die