You can save yourself a lot of money if you know how to make and use your very own homemade weed killers.
Commercial weed killers though effective do carry an expensive price tag with them. These products not only cost you they also use chemicals that are not only harmful to weeds but may also harm human beings.
Homemade weed killers not only save you money they can also be readily made using the stuff you have at home.
- Liquid Dish Detergent
- White Vinegar
Note: The said materials can be found at home. You’ll also need an outdoor sprayer, be sure to use one that is all-purpose.
You will make about a gallon’s worth of homemade weed killer using the materials we’ve outlined above.
Mixing Your Homemade Weed Killer
Your basic ingredient for this weed killer is your white vinegar. Grab a gallon of that and pour it all into your all-purpose garden sprayer.
If your garden sprayer isn’t big enough then you might just want to mix everything up in a bucket and then transfer some of the contents into your sprayer as you run out of weed killer to spray.
If ever you don’t have white vinegar at home you can also use distilled vinegar or even apple cider vinegar. If you like to keep your concoction lidded then you can use any container that has a lid so you can keep your weed killer and use it some other time.
Add a cup of salt to your vinegar and mix thoroughly. Next, add a couple of tablespoons of liquid dish detergent and mix it in as well.
You may use any detergent you like however do not use ones that are scented. Once you have all the following into your container or sprayer, mix or stir them all together.
Mixing in a garden sprayer is a lot easier since all you have to do is put on its lid and shake it.
Using Your Homemade Weed Killer
Using this homemade mixture is just as easy as making it. All you have to do is to spray it directly onto the weeds in your yard.
If ever you have weeds growing in cracks and crannies then you just simply pour it into the said areas. Be careful not to spray some of this stuff in your eyes, mouth, or nose.
Another warning is that you should be careful how you spray this formula as it can also kill any vegetables or plants growing in your garden.