How To Get Rid Of Weeds: “Perfect Natural Weed Killer Solution” That Kills “All Weeds”
Weeds are a nuisance as they will grow anywhere there is room, which means they can appear on the lawn, in flower beds or on patios and driveways. When the cold season arrives, killing weeds in the cold weather is the last thing you want to do, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Although a simple alternative is to use a chemical herbicide, this can be unsafe and expensive. Instead, a gardener has shared an organic recipe to completely “eradicate” them from gardens.
Gardening enthusiasts on the Mrs Hinch Gardening Tips Facebook page had left many posts asking how to get rid of weeds naturally, and one gardener shared her “recipe” for an “organically made weed killer”.
Stuart Egerton said: “Recently there have been many posts about how to eradicate garden weeds. I have been asked to post my recipe for this organically made weed killer.”
“Take a cup of table salt and dissolve this in boiling water from a pot or pan, stirring until the salt is dissolved.
“Once the saline solution has cooled, add this to a bottle of distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
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Stuart added: “Any weed control is better done early in the morning when the wind is at its lowest. This gives weeds a chance to absorb the solution through the leaves and stems which also take it to the roots.
“The solution is safe around pets and children, but should not be used on or near lawns or it will kill the grass.”
When asked how much boiling water to add, the gardener said: “Just enough boiling water to dissolve the salt, plus I usually just add a good splash of washing-up liquid.
“The dishwashing detergent is the carrier for the other ingredients to sew to the weeds. It works really well but can take a few days. Although I did my block coating yesterday and can see some weed leaves getting brittle already.”
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In the comments section, Stuart added how much salt and vinegar should be added to the recipe. He said: “150g of salt to 175ml of distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
“Depending on the weeds you want to eradicate, you can increase the amount to 200ml of vinegar. Be sure to dissolve the table salt in boiling water first.”
Other garden enthusiasts in the comments loved this method of killing weeds. Jo Buddy said: “Thank you so much for sharing this. As a dog owner, this is a perfect solution.”
Max Jones wrote: “Organic solution is so good.” Beth Haydock added: “This is my method of killing weeds as it works so well.”
According to the experts at The Grass People, using white vinegar between pavement cracks is an “ideal way to kill unsightly plants”.
Mixing white vinegar with washing up liquid also makes a very potent and “effective” weed killing solution.
The experts explained: “The acetic acid in vinegar sucks the water out of the weed, which dries it up, while the washing-up liquid breaks down the outside of the plant, helping the vinegar penetrate it faster.
“However, as with all do-it-yourself weed removal methods, this should never be used on your grass or lawn or other organic matter as it can turn yellow and die.”