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homemade weed killer using vinegar



 
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motherofmolly
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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: homemade weed killer using vinegar

been reading alot of the suggestions made by everyone ...i havent seen this one (i did a search and didnt find it) but thought i might add my 2 cents on something to use that is one all natural and two frugal

homemade weed killer
1 gallon vinegar
1 cup salt
1 tbsp liquid dish soap

i have people tell me you can mix it together as long as the salt disolves. i prefer to heat it on the stove just enough to get the salt to completely disolve....i did not believe this would work but let me tell you---we made it at my friends house who has one of those driveways that there are cracks everywhere and the weeds grow up along side it too ...we heated this up and put it in a pump sprayer (like you would use for big jobs) and sprayed it all over the weeds and areas we belived weeds would come up...that was the beginning of the summer(june) now that it is august we are still weed free. the weeds died by the next day too!!!. i have heard if u add a little more salt to the mixture it will keep the weeds gone even longer....just a suggestion as this cost about $2.00 to make for a gallon where as that round up stuff is almost $10.00!!!
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Rene S
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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject:

I've found that you can buy the concentrated RoundUp and dilute it *weaker* than what the manufacturer recommends and it will still kill weeds. I also buy RoundUp just before fall and extremely-reduced prices (say $4 for a $16 bottle). By doing both of these, the price of using RoundUp is next to nothing.
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shashabell
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Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject:

Thank you for the recipe. I have weeds but i'm not to thrilled to use chemicals so they're taking over.
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AMYSALA85
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Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject:

thanks
Very Happy
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kiewi
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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject:

Great tip! Our front yard has a large gravel section and it's so hard to keep weeds out of there. I am definitely going to try this! TY!
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freebmama
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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject:

If you heat the stuff to boiling, it kills the weeds faster.

Have a spot where you have weeds but don't want to kill stuff around it?

Pour boiling water on the weeds. Weeds die overnight, everything else is okay.
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TinkWink74
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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject:

Thanks for posting.... I have tons of weeds in the backyard & driveway
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bap_n_csm_1704
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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject:

I'm going to give this a try.
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susieinwv
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject:

KEEP IN MIND - This will kill whatever it touches!! If you spray it on your weeds in your lawn, your lawn will also die!!

It's basically a VEGITATION KILLER!!

Great recipe - I've used it for years!!
Thanks for posting!
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Frugalmom_KY
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Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject:

I'm going to try this out for sure!! I wish I had seen it before I bought 2 bottles of weed killer at Wal Mart, almost $10!
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motherofmolly
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Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject:

susieinwv wrote:
KEEP IN MIND - This will kill whatever it touches!! If you spray it on your weeds in your lawn, your lawn will also die!!

It's basically a VEGITATION KILLER!!

Great recipe - I've used it for years!!
Thanks for posting!


yes this will kill everything!! i always use it in the driveway and those areas where nothing is to grow!!
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fm&armywife
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Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject:

susieinwv wrote:
KEEP IN MIND - This will kill whatever it touches!! If you spray it on your weeds in your lawn, your lawn will also die!!

It's basically a VEGITATION KILLER!!

Great recipe - I've used it for years!!
Thanks for posting!


thanks for posting this part! i have several areas i would have used this on b/c of the children playing in these areas. i do not want to use chemicals for that reason. i would have ended up killing so many things though Embarassed
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princessa
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Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: homemade weed killer using vinegar

thank you Smile definetely would try.
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wkoentop
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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject:

THIS STUFF WORKS!!! I decided to try it out - I made 4 gallons (we have a lot of weeds!) and within 24 hours my weeds were DEAD!! Some had turned black and others brown. We were able to run a rake over them and pull them all up. WOW!!! Shocked Shocked Thanks OP!
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