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How to Kill Weeds

Weeds can ruin the beauty as well as the growth of your garden plants. They are capable of growing almost anywhere with minimal supplies. Getting rid of weeds is like a never-ending battle as they tend to grow very frequently. Commercial weeds killers are available in the market for the purpose of removal of weeds but the demotivating factor is that they are pretty expensive and also contain some harmful chemicals that are hazardous. Why spend money unnecessarily when you can simply make your very own weed killer at home using simple ingredients? It is worth the effort if you desire to have a perfect garden. So, stop being lazy and go for wiping out the unwanted the weeds from your garden. Read on to learn how you can make your very own anti weed spray and get rid of the annoying plants.

Complexity Level: Basic

Time Required: 20-30 minutes

Resources Required:

1. Vinegar

2. Salt

3. Liquid dish detergent

4. Sprayer


1. Gather the ingredients

In order to start up with the process of removal of weeds, you will first have to gather all the ingredients that are required for making the weed killer. The ingredients are basic and easily available at home or you could go to a nearest departmental store to get those.

2. Start up

Take about a gallon of vinegar. It could be the simple white vinegar or you could even go for apple cider vinegar. Pour the vinegar into a sprayer.

3. Add some salt

Once you have poured the vinegar into the sprayer you will have to add salt to it. You will require about a cup of salt. You do not have to be very specific about the kind of salt you use, however, Morton salt is recommended to deliver best results but any other brand of salt will also work fine.

4. Add liquid dish detergent

After adding salt and vinegar into the sprayer you are almost midway. Next, you will have to add liquid detergent into the sprayer. Two tablespoon of detergent is optimal for this mix. You can use any kind of detergent however experts claim that ivory liquid detergent works best. The choice is yours depending on your convenience. Avoid using scented detergents.

5. Mix

Mix the ingredients that you have added in the sprayer. Make sure that the mixture is even and all the components are properly mixed. Use a stick to stir the mix or simply put the lid on and shake the sprayer.

6. Use the mix

The mix is ready to use. You can spray it directly onto the weeds. If there are small weeds growing into the cracks of driveways and sideways, pour the mix straight into these cracks to get rid of them.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the need of getting rid of the weeds?

It is very important to get rid of weeds as they ruin the beauty of the place where they grow and also snatch essential nutrients away from the plants that you have grown.

Quick Tips:

  • If you do not have a garden spray make use of the hair spray bottle.
  • Ivory white detergent will give better results.

Things To Watch Out For:

  • Do not use scented detergents for the spray.
  • Avoid using bleach and vinegar mix to kill the weeds as this mix tends to produce chloride gas which is very toxic.