Got weeds? Who doesn’t? It seems like all year long we’re battling with a different kind of weed around our house.
White vinegar actually makes a powerful all-natural herbicide. (But it can’t tell the difference between weeds and other plant life, so be careful not to accidentally splash it on any plants you want to keep around!) Adding a small amount of dish soap to the mix helps the vinegar stick to your weeds, rather than drip right off. And that’s really all there is to it!
Super Easy 2-Ingredient Weed Killing Spray
- Add your desired amount of white vinegar to aspray bottle, along with 1 teaspoon of dish soap.
- Stir the mixture gently. Take your homemade weed killer outside, take aim, and spray!
- Note: This spray will work best on a sunny, dry day. It won’t work as well on a cool, cloudy or wet day. Keep an eye on the weather, though; if it rains the next day, you’ll need to give the weeds another spraying.
How It Works
If you like to know how things work, here’s a little gardening lesson. The acetic acid in the vinegar does two things: it burns the weed on contact, and it lowers the pH of the soil (at least temporarily,) making it hard for the weed to make a comeback. Double-treat!
There are several benefits to using this cheap and easy weed killer.
and it’s easy-to-use!