May 7, 2010
Homemade Weed Killer- All Natural!
As you all know, I have been trying to make steps towards more natural/ organic. And one thing I have fought my poor hubby on for 2 years now, has been Roundup. He is used to spraying big rings around anything that he doesn't want weeds to grow around. I personally hate the big dead rings of grass. But that wasn't the reason I have fought him on this chemical spray. I cannot explain it as well as this article does, so go check it out.
So after last summer, weed whacking everything, hubby said with all of the fences, he was going to use Roundup this year. I couldn't let this happen! So I did some searches and found several recipes on homemade weed killer. Hubby was skeptical. And I have to say I was also. Can a homemade mix ACTUALLY work better than a CHEMICAL?
We tested this out the other day, and the grass is DEAD!
Here's the recipe:
Homemade Weed Killer
1 gallon White Vinegar
1 lb. 10 oz. container table salt
THAT'S it! Mix these two together in a container. We let ours sit for a few days, to let the salt dissolve. Hubby sprayed the grass under the fence line and within 24 hours the grass was dead! Hubby said this is better than Roundup! YAY!
For tough weeds, you may need to spot spray them later in the summer.
COST? Hubby said it's more. I bought a gallon of the vinegar for $1.99 and you can get a container of salt for $.33-.50. SO our cost for a gallon was less than $2.50.
I hope this is something you are willing to give a try. And give up the other weed killer for this natural alternative. Do it for your animals, your kids, your water, your food...