Often store-bought weed killers are high in chemical content, so for a more natural method, you can opt for white vinegar.
White vinegar’s high acidity is ideal for targeting weeds and removing them for good.
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You will need to grab yourself some white vinegar, table salt, washing up liquid and a spray bottle.
So read on for the best way to kill weeds with white vinegar.
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How to make a weed killer with white vinegar
White vinegar – including five percent household vinegar – is ideal for this method.
For quicker results you can opt for higher concentration vinegar such as 10 or 20 percent, however, this can be costly.
You will need
- 1 litre of white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of salt
- 3 tablespoons of washing up liquid
- Spray bottle
Add the salt to the vinegar in a jug and stir until the salt has dissolved.
Then add the washing up liquid and mix once more.
Pour the mixture into your spray bottle and you are ready to get spraying.
For the best results, spray any weeds at noon, when the sun is at its highest.
White vinegar weed killer: Spray the mixture directly onto the weed’s leaves
This mixture can also turn your soil acidic, so it may be best to use on any weeds between paving stones rather than amongst flowerbeds or in your lawn.
To get rid of dandelions and small weeds spritz your white vinegar solution onto the leaves.
For weeds in your lawn, best opt for a store-bought weed killer or pull by hand to avoid destroying your grass.
Other methods include using boiling water or dish soap, however again you may risk damaging your lawn itself.
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