It’s safe to say that most people do not want weeds in their yard. They are annoying and can even be a hazardous to your family. So how can we get rid of those pesky weeds while keeping our families safe and not breaking the bank?
We know that you don’t want to use harsh chemicals to get rid of weeds. So we’ve put together a list of recipes that you can use that are most likely items found around your home to help with the weed issue. Here we go!
I’ll give you the ingredients first and the recipe to follow:
- White Vinegar- the higher the acidity the faster it will work. But a lower acidity level will work as well. It just might take more time.
- Table Salt- Make sure that you buy just plain old iodized salt. No Sea salt etc.
- Dishwashing Liquid- Brand is whatever you have at home or whatever one you choose to buy. There is no specific brand that you need. The soap is used in this recipe to stick to the weeds, making them absorb the homemade mixture better.
Weed killer for areas to be replanted
If you have weeds in areas you want to replant, Fill a garden sprayer with white vinegar and add close to one teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap. Apply sprayer top and follow the instructions on the sprayer to get it ready to spray. That is all you need to do. Pick a hot, dry day with next to know wind to spray weeds until they are wet. They will shrivel up and die very quickly. So make sure not to spray anything that you want to keep alive!
Weed Killer for areas never to grow again
To kill all weeds and or plants in walkways, driveways and other areas where you don’t want any living thing to grow again, mix two cups ordinary table salt with one gallon of white vinegar. Do this in a very large container so that you have room to add the salt. Stir to dissolve the salt, not all of it will dissolve, but as long as you have most of it dissolved is what you aim for. Add 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap. Pour into an ordinary garden sprayer. Apply to weeds or grass on a dry, sunny day to areas you don’t want to see any greens in the future.
You might have to reapply the mixture a few times before you see results. Just know that in time the salt will sterilize the soil that you spray and nothing will grow there again.
This is a safe alternative to kill weeds. Especially if you have kids or pets. You want them to be safe. Just sprinkle the baking soda in areas that you don’t want weeds to grow and just like that the sodium that is in baking soda will make it a less hospitable spot for weeds to grow.
Salt is another safe weed killer that you can use to keep your family safe from harsh chemicals. Use about 1 cup of salt in 2 cups of water and mix well. Pour the boiling solution onto the weeds to kill them. Or you can just sprinkle the salt on the unwanted grass or weeds and wait for the rain to do it for you.
Put some carpet scraps upside down in your garden and put mulch or soil on top of it. The Carpet will prevent the weeds from growing through.
Don’t leave space for them to grow
Plant ground covering plants and perennials. Weeds can’t grow if there if there is no space for them to come up. So cover as much space in your garden as you can!
Cover the soil with mulch. The mulch will prevent other weeds from coming up! Also like we mentioned above, add carpet scraps, shower curtains, or thick material under the mulch to help prevent even more weeds.