Weed killer?


how do i make a weed killer for virgina ivy

  12 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 03, 2021

    Hi Yolanda,

    Mix Salt, Vinegar and hot water together and use it directly on to the plant.

  • 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 Jun 03, 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.




  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 03, 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.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 03, 2021

    I have heard of English Ivy and Virginia Creeper but not familiar with Virginia Ivy.

    I had a problem with some out of control Virginia Creeper. Don't know why the nurseries sell this stuff it is invasive.

    It spread via underground runners. The best way was just to pull it up and then follow with a good application of a vinegar, salt, Dawn solution to kill tender new shots that pop up.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jun 03, 2021

    – Pour 20% of white vinegar and 80% of the water in a garden sprayer. – Spray the creeper with this mixture. – Wait three days and remove any dead vines. – If there are still living vines, repeat the spraying process until you get rid of all of them.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 03, 2021

    Hi Yolanda: Here are some ideas and here's a vinegar/soap/Epsom salts formula:

    Borax, 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 did NOT work 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