Trying to find the most effective Natural Weed Killer Recipe around? You’ve found the right place! Avoid toxic chemicals and learn how to utilize the power of Vinegar, Salt, and Soap to help maintain control over your lawn and garden. Can there really be a safe, all natural alternative to dangerous and expensive chemical herbicides? Yes!
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Vinegar can be used as opposed to store bought chemical herbicides as a cheap alternative and provides an effective natural weed killing solution to those who want to keep their growing environment all natural. Created from grapes, apples, or grain, Vinegar is distilled using a fermentation process. Typically store bought vinegar contains 5% acetic acid which is the ingredient in vinegar that does the job. Acetic acid is your weed killer. Without acetic acid,vinegar would not do anything to weeds that grow in your lawn and garden. The reason acetic acid work so well is because it draws the moisture from the weed’s leaf. This can kill most vegetation.
If time is an issue, there is no need to worry, because vinegar sprayed at full strength while the sun is out will often kill any vegetation that it comes in contact with in a matter of hours. At the most, tough plants may take up to a day to wither up and die.
Be warned, because vinegar can kill any vegetation it comes into contact with, it will not be a good choice if you’re looking for a selective weed killer to preserve some aspects of your lawn or garden! Because vinegar is a non-selective herbicide, it has the potential to kill anything and everything that it comes in contact with. This decreases the usefulness of vinegar since often its application on weeds can cause the nearby plants you are trying to help thrive to die as well. But if a kill all spray is what you need or you are sure you have a careful eye and a steady hand to exterminate only particular plants with precise application and spraying, then feel free to read on.
Natural Vinegar Weed Killer Recipe
VINEGAR– –SALT– –SOAP– –WATER– –OTHER
VINEGAR | SALT | SOAP | WATER | OTHER
1 gallon | 1 cup | 1 tbsp | none | none
1 gallon | 1 cup | 1 shot | warm | none
1 gallon | 1 lb. | 1 tbsp | none | none
1 gallon | none | 1 tsp | none | orange oil
4 cups | 1/4 cup | 2 tsp none | none
1 cup none | ½ cup | 2/3 quart | none
2 parts | none | 1 part | 2 parts | none
1 tbsp | none | 1 tsp | 1 gal, hot | none
1 tbsp | 1 tsp | none | 1 qt., hot | 1 tbsp gin
1 oz | none | 1 oz | 1 quart | 1 oz. gin
1 gallon | none | none | none | none
1 gallon | none | 1 oz | none | none
There’s many different versions of the recipe available on the internet; the above was created to show all the different combinations. Give it a mix, try it yourself, and send us an e-mail explaining to us how well (or terrible) your homemade weed killer product worked for you!
Something of note is that unlike most chemical herbicides, Vinegar does not move through the plant to kill the root system. This means that you may have to rinse and repeat this process of applying vinegar weed killer products every time weeds grow back.
Another thing to consider before using vinegar as a weed killer product is that it can and will lower the pH level of your soil. If your soil is already acidic and you intend on growing plants after spraying, vinegar should be avoided in favor of an alternative method of weed removal.
When dealing with hairy or fuzzy plants, or plants that appear to be have a wax like coating on their exterior, adding soap to the vinegar weed killing solution will increase the effectiveness of the herbicide on the weeds.
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If you don’t want to be bothered making the mixture yourself, you may want to look at a company called Pharm Solutions. They have released a product called Weed Pharm which contains a considerable percentage of acetic acid, coming in at 20% acetic acid. This obviously makes it considerably more potent than the typical 5% boasted by most store bought vinegar. Keep in mind the same considerations mentioned above should still be considered before using this product, since it contains vinegar.