Weeds, soo much annoying yet really tiring to pull each time , well today we are going to end this suffering and for that we present to you our ultimate Vinegar and salt weed killer (tried and approved), so the question is How to make the vinegar recipe to kill weeds in driveway, lawn or even between pavers ? so a short to the point answer to this will be :
You need to have 1 gal (3.75L) white vinegar ( 5% everyday household vinegar is fine ) add a cup of salt to it stir until it dissolves then add 1 table spoon of liquid dishwashing soap (optional) and then spray it on the weeds in place on a sunny day, you should see results in a week or less.
And now let’s get into the details and answer every question you might ask yourself , here’s a video to help you see a real application :
How to make this vinegar and salt weed killer ?
if you want a no residual action you can apply only vinegar on the weeds and it is going to kill some weeds but they will come back after a short period of time, mixing it with the salt is the way for definitive long term results, weeds will never come back (or will take a lot of time to do so) and all that is eco friendly and you won’t have to worry about any chemicals or else , completely natural and with a minimum risk and it will kill weeds even in the rocks.
What will the vinegar do ?
depending on the concentration of it 5% vinegar vs 10% and 20% will all make effect and we found out that it will just take more time with the 5% compared with 10% or 20% but it still going to do the job perfectly so if you have 5% vinegar available there is no need for stronger solution.
What will the salt do ?
Salt will add to the effectiveness of the vinegar and they will work together to dehydrate the plants and bun them in the sun, we suggest to not be close to this formula and it’s preferable not to do it in a close space or indoor for your security and saftiness.
Why the soap ?
well you might be asking yourself, now that I now that vinegar and salt are the component who are going to kill the weeds, what’s the role of the soap ??
Soap will make sure that the solution is going to stick to the plants for long enough till they eventually die and disappear.
How to apply this weed killer only on weeds ?
To apply this correctly you need to put it into a normal sprayer if you’re going to be doing small parts application or a garden sprayer that you might find in the links, spray on all the weeds you want to get rid of and it will start to take effect on them.
How long will it take? and is it definitive?
It will take between 3 days to one week (in good sunny weather) to make the whole effect and kill all the weeds that you sprayed the solution on , yes this should keep your driveways and pavers free from weeds for a decent amount of time and they will not comeback anytime soon.
Will vinegar with weed smell ?
Vinegar and salt might might smell a little bit, try to stay away and do not expose yourself to this smell if it is on close doors try to aerate the space properly.
what about other plants or vegetables is it going to kill them ?
Yes, this solution will make effect on any sort of plants so we suggest not to apply it where you want the plants, vegetables or the grass to grow, only on places where you do not want any type of plants.
How to get rid of weeds in where I have plants ?
Like we said this solution is going to kill every plant that apply on, so if you want to kill the weeds that encircle your growing we suggest:
- take them up manually
- surround the bottom of the plants with mulch
this will help you limit the weeds and provide good moisture to your plants.
How to protect yourself from this weed killer ?
keep your distance from this substance apply it on the parts that you want to clean, aerate the space if it is on close doors and keep your safety a priority.
The vinegar and salt homemade weed killer might be effective but might have some other misdeeds try to stay at a distance from it and if you make any contact with the eyes consult a doctor immediately.
Anyone desiring to use a vinegar weed killer should be aware that the results they get will be quite unpredictable. It would be wise to try sampling before using any formula on a broad scale.
Vinegar weed killer can be found in a few products made by garden suppliers, but they have to meet certain regulatory guidelines before they can recommend using vinegar as an herbicide. This is for consumer protection, Don’t blindly accept the recommendation of anyone on the internet, or other sources saying vinegar weed killer is safe, natural and effective. It might be in some situations, but not in others, it all depends. There are so many variables.
Use your best judgment. You’ve learned here the basic factors that should help you decide if it is a good idea to use a vinegar weed killer in your situation.
what about other commercial alternatives ?
most of the commercial alternatives contain chemical substances if you are interested in those types of product consult the link to see the alternatives and learn more.
Is there any other Home made alternatives for this ?
yes there are other home made alternatives that works also, we saw that this one works best if you want to see other alternative solutions make sure you let us know in the comment below and we will review it as soon as possible, visit our blog for more content like this