Looking for a safe way to get rid of weeds and grasses from growing in the garden or yard? If you are, these 15 homemade weed killer is a simple yet effective remedies.
If left alone, weeds can grow prevalently and can take over your garden or yard. And store-bought weed killers can sometimes be filled with chemicals, that can be harmful to kids or pets. Read on and learn how to make a homemade weed killer.
15 Homemade Weed Killer To Stop Weeds In Their Tracks
Getting rid of weeds in my garden has been a total pain for me. It appears as though I am forever spraying them and store-bought weed killers are expensive too. That is why I was super excited when I found out about this homemade weed killer. It is not only inexpensive but it also very simple yet effective remedies.Not just that, it takes only a couple of minutes to make and I already have everything I need at home. Check your supplies and get started killing the unwanted weeds.
1. Salt, Dish Soap, and Vinegar
Combining salt, dish soap, and Vinegar kills weeds naturally and to prevent them in the future use baking soda. Learn how to do it here.
You can likewise cover weeds with newspaper. This is a great method for gardens that has large, mature plants but plenty of little pesky weeds. Click here to read more.
Cornmeal is also effective in weed prevention. Simply sprinkle it over the cracks of your driveways or walkways. Others have said it will attract ants, so it is better to test it first in small areas. Read more about this method at Gardening Know How.
4. White Vinegar
Use straight vinegar and a pump sprayer to get rid of weeds naturally, if you want the simplicity of only one ingredient. Simply fill up a pump sprayer with white vinegar and spray weeds on a bright sunny day. Click here for some helpful tips and tricks.
5. Boiling Water
Simplest yet another effective weed killer that is totally non-toxic. Just boil a pot of water and cautiously pour it over on the pesky weeds in your garden or driveways. Be very cautious though not to pour it in your beautiful flowers and vegetables as it may also kill them. Click here to read more.
6. Soap, Table Salt, and Vinegar
Stir up half-gallon white vinegar with 1/2 cup of table salt and 2 tbsp of Dawn dish soap. And just pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray on those pesky weeds. Check it out here.
7. Essential Oils – Non-toxic Weed Killer
Essential oils are another natural weed killer. Pick cinnamon, clove, or red thyme and mix a couple of drops of water and pour your mixture into a spray bottle. Click here to learn more about this method.
Bleach is perfect for areas where you don’t want anything to grow, such as driveways or walkways. But don’t use it in your garden because it will affect your soil’s pH balance. Just spray it directly to weeds. Click here to read more.
Borax is can be also used effectively in getting rid of weeds. Its contains sodium borate, a colorless crystal that easily dissolves in water. Mix it up according to the recipe here and spray it directly on the unwanted weeds. Learn more about this method at Home Guides.
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10. Lime Juice and Vinegar
Another mixture that is great for effectively killing weeds naturally is fresh lime juice and vinegar. Read more about it at Modern Mom.
11. Apple Cider Vinegar
Even though white vinegar is frequently recommended for getting of weeds, apple cider vinegar is another perfect type of vinegar that can get rid of weeds. It can also be combined with dish soap and salt to increase effectiveness. Learn more at My Home Lookbook.
Vodka is also another effective approach to kill weeds naturally. The secret is to directly spray it on weeds during extremely sunny and warm day. Head over to Do It Yourself to learn more about this method.
13. Lemon Juice
Another natural substance that is known to get rid of weeds is the fresh lemon juice. Similarly with the other methods, make sure not to apply the lemon juice to other plants because its acidity is harmful to those too, so apply it directly to the unwanted weeds. Click here to read more.
14. Pull Them Out Manually
Pulling weeds manually may be old fashioned but it is the most way to obliterate the unwanted weeds in your garden or yard. Learn how pull weeds the right at Wikihow.
15. Newspaper Mulching
Just like any other plant, weeds need sunlight to flourish. So if you’re making a new garden bed, try laying down a layer of newspaper to block the sunlight from the area and killing the weeds eventually. Learn more about this technique at A Garden for the House.
Want to see how make an organic weed killer? Check out this video from The Do It Yourself World.
Which homemade weed killer will you try to apply in your yard or garden? Let us know in the comments below.
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I like # 12, but my method is different. I mix the vodka with ice and a bit of lemon, sit in a chair near the weeds and drink the vodka. After about 3 of those, the weeds get wrinkled up and disappear.