#133 - Effective DIY Organic Weed Killer
After having the glyphosate incident the other day where our landscapers were caught spraying Roundup weed killer on my yard and garden area I wanted to show you a very effective, completely organic, and cheap weed killer that is completely safe for humans, animals, and even more importantly, safe for the environment. And the best part is you can make it up yourself with products that you more than likely already have in your kitchen.
This simple, yet effective DIY organic weed killer only contains three ingredients:
White Distilled Vinegar
Biodegradable Dishwashing Liquid
Take 1-gallon of distilled white vinegar and add 1-cup of iodized salt to it along with about 2-tablespoons of biodegradable dishwashing liquid to help the weed killer stick to the weed when it is sprayed and to act as a surfactant to break the surface tension of the vinegar so that it penetrates the weed easier.
That's all there is to it. Then you just need a plastic spray bottle of some kind to apply it to the weeds with. Spray the weeds that you want to kill down with the solution just as you normally would with a chemical weed killer but now you can rest easy that you are not harming the environment while you control weeds in your yard. Typically by the next day you will see the weed already starting to shrivel up and die.
I have been using this recipe for about 2-years now and have found it to be very effective at controlling weeds in my yard. It does not kill off the micro-organisms in the soil the way the chemical weed killers like glyphosate does so it is safe to use around and even inside your garden beds. Just spray it directly n the weeds that you want to kill and watch that you do not get a lot of overspray onto plants that you do not want to kill.
I have experimented with several different organic weed killer recipes, including a couple of variations of this recipe before settling on this one as the most effective and safe weed solution.
Until next Time,
Aloha & 73