Spring is always a busy season for gardeners– it’s time to rake matted leaves, to remove the winter protection wraps, check out plants for damage, fertilize the plants and trees, prune flowering shrubs, and last but not least, get rid of those stubborn weeds.
When the seeds for produce or flowers have been chosen and properly planted, it’s time for maintenance. This includes watering, harvesting, and plucking out weeds.
Indeed, the battle with weed is one of the most tiring ones-so, choosing the best weapons is a must.
Most of the weed killers we know and use for our gardens are usually full of chemicals; but, there are some amazing natural alternatives like this DIY anti-weed spray.
DIY Natural Vinegar Weed Killer
A vinegar-based weed killer is an awesome way to fight off weeds in your garden without additional chemicals and toxins.
It’s a great option if you need to kill weeds of dandelions, Canada thistle, chickweed, buckhorn plantain, quackgrass, lambsquarters, crabgrass, bindweed, and pigweed.
Vinegar is good at killing weeds as it reduces the soil’s pH; however, it may also harm the healthy plants.
To prevent this from happening and destroying your flowers and vegetation, avoid using the mixture when it’s windy or rainy, use tarps to hide away the plants, test several versions to find the best one for your garden.
To make this vinegar-based weed killer, you needn’t spend too much and you probably already have the ingredients in your home.
Even you don’t, it’s still much cheaper than the store-bought ones. It’s free of toxins and safe for spraying around children and pets.
How to Make this DIY Natural Vinegar Weed Killer
A gallon of white vinegar, 5 % acetic acid
¼ cup of natural dish soap
2 cups of Epsom salt
How to make it:
Find a one-gallon container and a spray bottle.
Pour the salt in the container and add the vinegar. Mix well and leave it for an hour to dissolve. Afterwards, add the dish soap and mix until you get a homogenous blend.
Transfer it into the bottle.
Spray it onto the weeds you want to destroy.
Good to Know
Take into account that it may require up to 24 hours for the weeds to die and the bigger ones may need to be sprayed even more.
Cautiously spray to prevent spraying the grass or the plants because this will damage them.
It’s best to use the spray when it’s sunny as the sunlight helps speed up their death.