Easy Homemade Weed Killer

The battle lines of summer landscaping have clearly been drawn. I wanted to make an inexpensive weed killer for the walkway beside my house without using harsh chemicals.

Disclaimer: Vinegar is non-selective, it kills weeds or your petunias. I only use this in the cracks of the sidewalk, and along the walk way.

Pet Friendly 🙂



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  1. Pour 1 gallon of white vinegar into a bucket.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of Dawn Dish soap. This will act as a natural surfactant and make the vinegar and salt solution stick to the weeds.
  3. Add 1 cup of table salt. Stir the solution until all salt dissolves completely.
  4. Drench weeds with the solution on a dry sunny day. Coat all surfaces well. Any plants soaked with this solution with die within a few days.

Enjoy your weed free sidewalk!

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