What if I told you that this 3 ingredient Homemade Weed killer did the following things?
- Saves you time
- prevents back breaking weed pulling
- its non toxic and chemical free
- its super inexpensive
- Actually works!!
Sounds too good to be true right? But it really is all those things! I can’t rave enough about this recipe. It checks all the boxes. It could not be easier and you probably have all 3 ingredients in your house already.
What’s in the 3 Ingredient Homemade Weed Killer?
Vinegar – 1 gallons (4 Litres)
Salt – 1 Cup
Dish Soap – 2 Tablespoons
I previously tried to mix a smaller batch of everything into a spray bottle and spray the rock section in between our house and our neighbors. It took a really long time and my hand hurt. I tried to have one of my kids do it, but they did a mediocre job at best.
I solved both problems by purchasing this sprayer. It arrived in two days and it works amazing. It took me 5 minutes to spray the whole area and my two older children were fighting to take turns. Worth it!
Want to see the Results?
These photos were taken at 10am, right before I sprayed the 3 ingredient homemade weed killer.
The area is covered with a variety of small green weeds that are so time consuming to pick by hand. It looks terrible and they grow so fast!
It took me 5 min to completely soak the area with the spray pump I purchased. It fits exactly 1 gallon of vinegar, 1 cup of salt and 2 tablespoons of dish soap. I used about two thirds with my first spray
These photos were taken at 2pm. You can see the weeds are starting to shrivel and disappear.
I did a second coat on a few of the larger weeds and the ones that were still looking green.
Make sure that you are only spraying this in areas that you just have weeds. Do not spray it on weeds in your grass or around your flowers because they will have the same fate.
These photos were taken at 9pm. 11 hours after the initial spray.
I used a rake and pushed the rocks back and forth all the way from one side to the other. This took me about 10 minutes in total.
I took a photo of the small amount of weeds that I pulled out by hand.
I did one more final spray to sit overnight.
It took me only about 20 minutes in total for everything. It only cost about $3 to make. And it actually worked!
Another thing to point out is that because it is all safe ingredients, I don’t mind letting one of the kids go out and spray it.
These are the final photos the next day at around 2pm.
I did one final rake over everything and this is the final result! Looks perfect!
I am so happy with this entire process. This is my weed killing recipe for life.
The only thing that makes me happier than a product or recipe that works is a chemical free one! It makes me feel so much better about using it and having a safe home and yard. For more tips of removing chemicals around your house and green cleaning, check out these articles:
That recipe one more time
1 Gallon of Vinegar
1 Cup of Salt
2 Tablespoons of Dish soap
Happy Weed Killing!