Weeds overtaking your yard? Check out this easy DIY Weed Killer that uses a few simple ingredients from your kitchen.
I just spent the weekend on yard work. We had some serious issues: our bushes looked like trees and the weeds were, like, 3 feet tall.
Fun fact about me: I actually like pulling weeds. I find it therapeutic. There’s something wonderfully satisfying about pulling out those weeds and getting the whole root system with it. And, once all the weeds are pulled, everything looks so much better. Why do I allow my weeds to get 3 feet tall if I love pulling them? No clue. Next time I’m stressed, I’ll have to remember to head out and pull weeds. Zen.
There are, however, two types of weeds that make me want to scream: the ones that are super prickly, and those that grow in the cracks of the sidewalk. I am not a fan of feeling like I’m getting 74 shots to my fingers, and those ones in the sidewalk never come out. I grab hold, pull, and end up tearing off 1/3 of a leaf… annoying. We had a couple of these weeds growing around our house, so I thought I’d try out a DIY weed killer.
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Weed Killer
Directions: How To Make DIY Weed Killer
Mix the dish soap, salt, and vinegar in the spray bottle. Find your weeds, and generously spray some on.
Here’s the deal: I sprayed my prickly weed and about an hour later, it started raining. I thought, for sure, the rain would have diluted my solution, so I went out to spray the weed again, and this is what I found…
For a little side-by-side comparison: Here’s the weed at 11:00 in the morning and then at, about 5:30 in the evening. (Time lapse of 6 1/2 hours).
Looks like it’s working!
*Please note that the vinegar is strong and will kill lots of stuff, including your lawn and pretty flowers, so make sure you are only spraying your weeds!
If you are looking for a few more ways to use vinegar around your home, check out this post.
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