How to Make a Weed Killer Spray

Organic Gardening
Homemade Weed Killer

Homemade, organic insecticides are very popular for various reasons. First of all, they are organic so you always know they are natural and that they can't harm your environment, your plants or your family and pets.

In addition to this, they are also more affordable than commercial insecticides.

All plant growers, including beginners, can easily use some of the popular organic insecticide recipes to make their own homemade insecticide and keep their plants strong, healthy and pest-free.

Out all of the available recipes, homemade weed killer spray made of apple cider vinegar, is one of the easiest ones to make.

Homemade Weed Killer Spray

To make this effective weed killer spray, you will need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar (1/2 gallon)
  • Table salt (1/4 cup)
  • Dawn liquid dish soap (1/2 tsp)

As you can see, this weed killer spray is "almost organic", because it uses liquid dish soap as one of the ingredients. However, the majority of the mix is completely organic because the main ingredient is apple cider vinegar.

To make this weed killer spray, carefully mix all of the ingredients. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and that's it! You have an effective and affordable spray that will make your garden plants weed-free. The Dawn dish soap will strip the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work.

To get the best results, it's important to spray the weeds thoroughly. It is powerful enough to kill weeds even on first application. However, if it doesn't fully work the first time, you should reapply the spray. This weed killer spray is safe to use in a yard used by pets.

Alternatively, to get rid of weed you may pour a pot of boiling hot water on weeds in gravel, sidewalks or driveways. This will kill the weed, but it will also kill surrounding grass and plants. Therefore, this invasive method is suitable for driveways and other places where you're not worried about killing surrounding grass or other plants.

Photo credit: Harry Rose

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