What is a good homemade weed killer?
You can make a homemade weed killer using white vinegar, salt and
dishwashing liquid. Most people call this a weed killer, but it is
actually a vegetation killer. It will kill anything it comes in
contact with and will change the composition of your soil. If you
spray it on your lawn, it will kill the entire lawn and you will
not be able to plant new grass for some time. The same is true in
your garden. You will not be able to plant where you spray it for
several months. So before you do it, think twice. Mix a gallon of
white vinegar with a cup of table salt and 1 tablespoon of
dishwashing liquid. The dishwashing liquid makes the solution stick
to the plant leaves. Make sure you shake the solution to dissolve
Keep in mind that many plants have already dropped their seeds,
so the weeds are going to come back. The best solution to eradicate
weeds is spend the time to pull them out when they first appear for
several years and use the solution to spot kill weeds in a garden
but not a lawn.
If weeds appear in the cracks of your sidewalk, the easiest and
least expensive method to remove them is to simply pour boiling
water on them. This method will kill any weed without using
chemicals or changing your soil. This spot treatment can be
difficult in tight areas of gardens, but is still very feasible
with careful application.