Using Vinegar As A Natural Weed Killer Video

Here is a video showing a use for vinegar, combined with epsom salts, as a natural weed killer.

It's almost always best to use the most natural ingredients for killing weeds as possible, for safety, to protect the environment, and in this instance, it's also quite frugal!!!

You should note that this recipe is best to use for weeds that are poking up in isolated areas, like in a crack of your driveway, or something similar, because it indiscriminately kills plants.

If you've got weeds in your lawn, for example, this may not be the best recipe for you, because it could also kill surrounding grass.

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Ingredients and supplies:

  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar (or can substitute distilled white vinegar)

  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt

  • Spray bottle


Combine the ingredients in the spray bottle, shake it well, and then spray on your weeds.

While I've provided precise measurements above, you can just eyeball it, because the amounts of each ingredient don't need to be precise.

Here's the video that shows how easy the recipe is!

As I explained in my article providing about vinegar as a weed killer, the acidity in the vinegar alone can really help kill certain plants.

Then, the addition of the epsom salt can just further hasten the demise of those pesky plants!

You can share your own recipes for homemade weed killers here, or check out others that have already been provided.

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Further, I've got even more of these homemade recipes here.

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have to reapply every two weeks, works great
by: Glenn

I use a standard pump sprayer from the local hardware store.

1 Gallon white vinegar
1 Pound salt (One of the round cans)
1 Squirt of natural dish soap

Put them in the sprayer and shake well. Thoroughly coat the weed with the solution.

Need to repeat about every 2 weeks but this solution causes no harm to the environment. I will kill anything you spray it on so don't use it on your lawn.

Free weed killer
by: Linda

Use boiling water on isolated weeds found in cracks in cement.

recipe - watch the weeds shrivel!
by: Alleecmo

If you've got Dawn dish soap that you now won't be using for dishes, but have weeds where you don't want them (driveways, sidewalks), it is great for helping a vinegar and Epsom salts mixture stick on the weed leaves.

1 Cup vinegar (any kind) + 2 Tablespoons Epsom salts + .75 teaspoon Dawn.

Mix in a spray bottle and squirt your weeds.

If you like the results, to make a larger quantity:
1 gallon vinegar + 2 Cups Epsom Salts + .25 cup Dawn
Mix in a garden sprayer, pump & go!

Don't spray weeds in your lawn, as this will kill grass too. But on a sunny day you can actually watch the weeds shrivel. It doesn't kill the root, but repeated use will exhaust the root.

recipe that worked so well I'm amazed
by: Angela

Sharing natural weed killer that I was amazed that works.

1 gallon vinegar (either white or apple cider)
2 cups Epsom Salt
1/3 cup Dawn dish soap.

I mix in a pitcher the Epsom salt, soap, and 1/2 of vinegar and stir until salt is dissolved, then pour in a watering can or spray container like for weeds or bugs.

salt + boiling water
by: Anonymous

I've heard shaking on salt and then pouring over boiling water does it. I am going to try it this week!

Weed Be Gone!
by: Anonymous

Great safe weed killer.

Mix 1 gallon vinegar
3 tsps salt
1 tsp dishwashing liquid.

I label then use a garden sprayer canister to apply.

**Kills most plants (good and bad) it contacts within hours. ***

Some tough weeds need several treatments.

my recipe
by: Joe kline

I use white vinegar, Dawn dish soap and sea salt. Mix a little bit of sea salt in hot water to dissolve it, put a gallon of vinegar, quarter cup of Dawn dish soap, works good.

agree great weed killer
by: Lawanna

Vinegar white or apple cider also is a great cheap weed killer. But only for areas where you don't want anything living. I use it for driveway or sidewalk cracks or where I have rock laid.

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