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DIY Homemade Weed Killer (3-ingredients)

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Homemade weed killer works like a charm and is so simple to make. All you need is 3-ingredients that you likely already have sitting at home!

Do you hate weeds in your yard and garden but also hate using harsh chemicals? Well, worry no more! We have found a homemade recipe that actually works. Let’s check it out.

3-ingredient Weed Killer

Homemade Weed Killer

Now you don’t have to worry about chemicals getting into your beautiful garden. You can still be worry-free that your plants and food that comes from the garden will be healthy.

This 3 ingredient homemade weed killer is very easy to use and to make. The best part is that it truly works!

There are three ingredients:

  • 1-gallon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dish soap
  • 2 cups Epsom salt or regular salt

You will also need a gallon-sized container or a spray bottle to put the weed killer in.

These ingredients are not expensive at all and you may already have them in your home! It costs less than $3.00 to make, which is incredible for an all-natural weed killer!

It is safe to spray around animals and your children. Another great part is that you don’t have to ever worry about breathing in harmful chemicals. It is completely toxin-free.

It will not ruin your water supply or your plants. Put these three ingredients together and you have a safe, eco-friendly weed killer!

Natural Weed Killer

How to Make Homemade Weed Killer

First, pour the salt into your container. Then, add the vinegar. Shake the salt and vinegar together. It is best to let it sit for around an hour to let the salt completely dissolve.

Then, you can add the dish soap. Shake again once all the ingredients are combined. Next, it is ready to put into a spray bottle.

You are ready to spray your weeds! It may take up to 24 hours to see the weeds completely die. Bigger weeds may need more sprays than smaller ones as well.

Make sure not to spray the grass or plants around the weeds as they will die as well. Anything the spray touches will die, so be extra careful!

Also, make sure to use the spray on a sunny day, as it needs to sun to completely help kill the weeds.

Some people think that they have to have the chemical weed killer in order to successfully kill off weeds, but that is not the case! You can make your own natural homemade weed killer that is just as effective!

Natural Weed Killer

Homemade Weed Killer

Published By Jill
Do you hate weeds in your yard and garden but also hate harsh chemicals? Worry no more! We have found a homeamde weed killer that actually works with only 3-ingredients!
5 from 120 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1- gallon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dish soap
  • 2 cups Epsom salt or regular salt

Instructions
 

  • Pour salt into your container.
  • Add the vinegar.
  • Shake the salt and vinegar together. (It is best to let it sit for around an hour to let the salt completely dissolve.)
  • Add the dish soap.
  • Shake again once all the ingredients are combined.
  • Pour into a spray bottle.

Notes

It may take up to 24 hours to see the weeds completely die. Bigger weeds may need more sprays than smaller ones as well.
Make sure not to spray the grass or plants around the weeds as they will die as well.
Make sure to use the spray on a sunny day, as it needs to sun to completely help kill the weeds.
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Another great Weed Killing Hack is Cornmeal

(source via Friendly Organics Canada)

There appears to be lots of evidence showing the use of cornmeal, results in a fantastic weed killer or weed preventer. A great way to get rid of and prevent weeds without the threat of toxic chemicals.

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use this recipe every year works great for killing weeds. will try the cornmeal in the flower bed this year.5 stars

Excited to try this, thanks.

I have used this recipe for several years because of my grandchildren and pets that are outside. It works very well. I’ve seen post saying it doesn’t work, that’s never been the Case for me. I sometimes have only sprayed twice in a whole summer and the weeds will be gone until almost early summer the following yr. Do that tomorrow I live on a small farm and I have a lot of weeds5 stars

It works but be patient.  It may take more than one or two applications5 stars

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