Asked on Apr 02, 2016

What can I use for weed killer at the beach?

by Didee73
Hello, I am looking for a safe way to get rid of weeds at my beach, my neighbor sprays round up, Horrible . tk you
  13 answers
  • Linda Linda on Apr 03, 2016
    Weed Killing Spray 1 gallon of store-bought vinegar 1/4 cup of salt (Morton’s, etc) 1 teaspoon of dish soap helps adhere to the weed’s leaves. Mix all ingredients and use within 7 days for maximum effectiveness. A hot sunny day with no rain in the forecast is the best time to apply. Not recommended for use around desirable plants. I have a small property so I cut the recipe down to fill a one quart spray bottle and only make it when I'm going to use it the same day.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 03, 2016
    Make a mixture of white vinegar,water and dawn detergent making sure you spray into the root system. You may have to repeat the process.
  • Shawn Brockhoff Maxwell Shawn Brockhoff Maxwell on Apr 03, 2016
    Agree with previous answers. Use the higher acidic white cleaning vinegar - salt and a bit if Dawn. I also use the flame weeder (probably the safest environmentally).
  • Pam Pam on Apr 03, 2016
    I like vinegar, salt, and boiling water, depending how large an area.
  • Pam Pam on Apr 03, 2016
    PLEASE, not Roundup. That stuff is VERY nasty for the environment. I live in Iowa. Toxic stuff.....does not just kill weeds!
    • Didee73 Didee73 on Apr 05, 2016
      @Pam Thank you so much, neighbor told me a chemist told her you can drink it, I think she chose to believe what she wanted too. Tk you
  • Laura S Laura S on Apr 03, 2016
    2 cups Epsom salt, 1/4 cup original Dawn dish soap and a gallon of white vinegar. Works pretty well.
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Apr 03, 2016
    It depends on the extent of the problem. We just use boiling water.
    • Didee73 Didee73 on Apr 03, 2016
      @Julies1949 do you just walk containers down and walk back and forth? And I also wondered about burning i, however I've read thats not good for water.
  • Julies1949 Julies1949 on Apr 03, 2016
    We just wheel the BBQ close to the area and use it to boil pots of water. I am way too clumsy to be trusted with a danger like that back and forth from the cottage.
  • Julie Julie on Apr 03, 2016
    mix vinegar, Epsom salt and dawn dish soap, [add water and saturate weeds. works perfect. you can google it for exact amounts
  • Pam Pam on Apr 05, 2016
    Drink it!!! Oh, my god!!! Does the chemist want rid of your neighbor?? If that person comes up dead, do toxicology tests!!
  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 03, 2023

    Hello Didee, hope this helps you out, it has some wonderful information in it

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 03, 2023

    If you want the highest acid content in vinegar use cleaning vinegar.

    1 gallon of vinegar

    1 cup of salt

    1/4 cup of Dawn

    Mix, add to pump sprayer, apply on sunny morning.