Does a home made weed killer sound like something you would like to use? You are not alone. Thousands of people search the internet each month looking for information and a formula to kill weeds. Here is a recipe to get rid of weeds and it does work! Let us see the impact of individual ingredients on weeds and how they work:
Vinegar removes moisture. When sprayed on plant foliage, the water in the leaves is drawn out, and the top growth of the plant is killed. Whether or not the root is killed depends on the type of plant and its maturity.
Salt also acts as a desiccant, drawing moisture out of the plant. This works wonders in killing weeds!
Soap is able to break down the cuticle or waxy surface found on many weeds. This makes the plant more susceptible to the action of the active ingredient, like the acetic acid and salt. Soap also breaks the surface tension of water, which helps it to stick to the leaves, rather than running off. This allows more of the killing agent to hang on and get working.
Here is a recipe for DIY Homemade Weed Killer-
Things you need:
- 1 galoon vinegar (white or ACV)
- 1 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon liquid soap
- Mix up all the ingredients and fill it in a spray pump bottle
Be careful to use it only on the weeds as it may even kill the surrounding desired plants.