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DIY – Weed Killer

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Home Made Weed Killer

Weed KillerThey are everywhere where they shouldn’t be. Noxious weeds can be found in every nook and cranny in my yard. They are persistent and I’m convinced that they will still be around when everything else on earth dies. It will be a world ruled by weeds and cockroaches with the occasional over processed snack cake for them to munch on. But I digress, I discovered the other day a recipe for weed killer that you can make at home. At Timber Press instructions are given on how to make some weed killing solution that is non toxic to animals and people and cheap to make.

The ingredients are simple: vinegar, dish soap, and salt. Mix one gallon of vinegar a cup of salt and a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. Put the mixture in a container and shake it up. That’s it! The salt and vinegar kill the plant and the dish soap helps to break down the oils on the leaf to allow the salt and vinegar to do their job, which is to make the awful weed curl up and die.

When I used this concoction on my weeds, the effect was noticeable within a few hours. I noticed that it worked quicker when the weather was warm and the sun was out. I also really like the fact that the solution if non-toxic to children and animals, but toxic to plants. It is also extremely economical to make, it costs about $3 to make a batch as opposed to $15 for commercial weed killer. One thing to take note of is that this solution kills all plant life, so take care to only spray it on the plants you want to get rid of.

Give this weed killer a try and tell us what you think!

Here is the link to the weed killer recipe: http://www.timberpress.com/blog/2013/04/homemade-weedkiller-recipe/

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One Response to DIY – Weed Killer

  1. Karen October 30, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Works great! I manage a 30-unit apartment complex and work hard at no toxins in cleaning, yard work, etc. Put this in a kitchen dish soap bottle to direct the flow and get a good concentration that will reach the roots. Put it in a Windex type sprayer if you have a few broadleaf weeds to take out. Stubborn established weeds might need a second hit. And yes, warmth and sunshine help. By the way, vinegar is the every problem solution. Look it up.

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