DIY “Green” Weed Killer

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Skip the Round Up. Use this green weed killer recipe with just three common kitchen ingredients to tackle the weeds springing up all over your garden.

It’s that time of year. In early spring, the weeds grow, but you (or your kids) can handle them in a few minutes.

Early summer, they get a bit more aggressive, but still manageable.

By mid-summer, they’re out of control. They’re huge. They’re spikey. They’re taking over. And it’s so hot outside you’re sweating before you’ve even pulled the first one.

In your desperation you may contemplate the evil that is Round Up, but wait! Stop! Don’t do it!

I recently made my own weed killer using non-chemical household ingredients and it’s surprisingly effective! All we used for this concoction was vinegar, dish soap, and salt.

Seriously, that’s all.

Skip the Round Up. Use this green weed killer recipe with just three common kitchen ingredients to tackle the weeds springing up all over your garden.

Weed Killer Recipe:

  • 1 gallon of Vinegar
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of blue dawn dish soap
Green weed killer using vinegar
Green weed killer using vinegar, salt, dishsoap

Pour the mixture into a garden sprayer and shake it up. Literally, pick it up and shake. It’s ready to use right away, but it will also be fine stored in the garage for the season.

Skip the Round Up. Use this green weed killer recipe with just three common kitchen ingredients to tackle the weeds springing up all over your garden.

For maximum effectiveness, spray the weeds on a sunny day. The sun helps speed up the process and makes it more effective.

Okay, okay, the part we’ve all been waiting for. But if I show you pictures you have to promise to ignore all the cracks in my driveway– it’s on the list, I promise!

As you can see, it works well but it take a few hours.

Use environmentally friendly weed killer. The bees will thank you.
Stopping to take a blurry picture of a bee and saying, “You’re welcome, little guy!” is optional. #savethebees

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Your bee friends will thank you!


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