Wednesday, April 10, 2013

All Natural Homemade Weed Killer!

So, spring is officially here. As are dandelions, onions, and all sorts of annoying weeds. However, before you reach for a chemical based weed killer or herbicide, lets consider an all natural version that is safe for the animals.

Weed Killer Recipe
1 gallon distilled vinegar 
1-cup household salt 
1 tbsp dish detergent 
Spray bottle

Heat this mixture on the stove, only till you can get the salt to dissolve. There is no need to boil the mixture, just heated enough to dissolve. Then transfer to the spray bottle. You can also use a large pump sprayer to cover more area.

This mixture will kill the vegetation it comes in contact with. Do not let it get on your flowers or grass, at least grass that you intend to keep. 

This mixture will be safe for you, your children, and your animals. Another good thing is that it is much cheaper than the chemical alternatives.
Give it a try. 
Sometimes, I have to use this mixture more than once, but it is well worth one extra spray to avoid dangerous chemicals and ensure the safety of my flock!



  1. Great reminder! I put most weeds for our ducks to eat, but I'm going to mix up a batch of this!

  2. Cool idea, but wouldn't the salt build up in the soil if you used it a lot? I have sooooooo many weeds...

  3. Hmmm. good question about the salt build up. I need to check on this.


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