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Monday, March 29, 2021

Easy To Make All Natural Homemade Weed Killer Spray That Works In A Day

Weeds can be annoying and unwanted in our yards. While store-bought weed sprays may kill the weeds, they are loaded with toxic ingredients that may cause cancer.  Conventional weed spray is harmful to our environment and our water sources. If you want to kill the weeds without toxic side effects, my homemade weed-killer spray works and is made with natural ingredients. 

This all-natural weed killer is chemical-free and safe to use around pets and kids. My DIY weed spray also kills the weeds within 24 hours! Keep reading to get the recipe for a natural safe weed killer.

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Spring is here and so are the weeds. They say April showers bring May flowers but it also brings tons of weeds! I hate weeds in my yard and I hate pulling them. I also have seasonal allergies to weeds. so pulling them usually results in hives all over my body as well as asthma problems. Leaving the weeds in my yard is not a good thing either as they can cause allergy problems. So just like you, I want the weeds in my yard gone.

One might think that the best option for killing the weeds is a conventional weed spray that you purchase at the store or paying someone to spray the weeds. These weed-killing options are not good as conventional weed killers are loaded with toxic chemical ingredients that are bad for the environment. The store-bought weed sprays may also have chemicals in them that can cause cancer. 

 I also do not like using chemical weed killer sprays since they have harmful effects on the environment. I use a natural homemade weed killer that not only kills the weeds but is easy to make. My DIY weed spray contains 3 ingredients that you can easily find in the grocery store at a reasonable price. My homemade weed killer makes a whole gallon of weed spray for less than $5. 

  This weed spray is safe to spray around kids and pets. You also do not have to worry about breathing harmful toxins. It is the best DIY homemade safe weed spray that will not harm the water supply. If you are looking for an eco-friendly weed spray this natural weed spray is the best. 


Kills weeds quickly

When you apply a weed spray to kill the weeds, you want fast results. This homemade natural weed spray works quickly and the weeds are dead within 24 hours. For best results, spray the weeds on a sunny day. Also make sure to check the weather forecast, to make sure no rain is predicted for the next 24 hours. I like to spray the weeds with the safe weed spray in the morning as this spray works best with full sun.

By the afternoon, most of the weeds are already drying up. This weed spray is powerful and will kill any plant, even grass. So do not spray the weed killer on your lawn or on plants you want to keep. The spray is perfect for the weeds on the driveway and sidewalks. I use the spray all over my yard as my yard is made up of rocks.

Super easy to make
 
This weed spray is super easy to make. You simply pour the ingredients into a weed sprayer container and shake it up to combine. I like to use a big reusable weed sprayer to mix up the weed killer. I really like this 4-gallon backpack garden and lawn sprayer. You can also use a smaller 1-gallon weed sprayer.


 

Three-Ingredient Weed Spray Recipe!

Homemade Weed Killer
1-gallon vinegar
1/4 cup dish soap
2 cups regular table salt
weed sprayer container 

    Pour the salt into the empty weed sprayer container and then add the vinegar.  Make sure to leave room in the container for the dish soap. Place the lid on the container and shake the vinegar and salt together, Unscrew the lid to the container and add the dish soap. Place the lid on the container and shake up all the ingredients again. 

Spray the weeds with the mixture, making sure to saturate the plant and the roots. Bigger weeds may need more spray than the smaller ones. It can take 24 hours for the weeds to die. Don't spray plants you want to keep or grass as it will kill both. This spray needs the sun to work so spray on a sunny day.



Spray directly on the weeds in the morning - let them sit all day & overnight!

Works best with the full sun!

  Here are the weeds before I sprayed them. I live in New Mexico and we landscape with rocks. I have rocks instead of grass as we live in the desert so not much rain here to grow grass. The spray works best with the sun so spray the weeds on a sunny day. I like to use a big reusable weed sprayer to mix up the weed killer. I really like this backpack garden and lawn sprayer





Needs only a day to see results! 

This is what the weeds looked like after 24 hours. I like to use this weed spray on small weeds that are a pain to pull. For the larger ones I just pull them. This weed spray is also great for weeds that grow along the sidewalk as those are so hard to pull out. 


Do you have persistent weeds?
The weeds here in the desert can be tough to fight even with this natural weed killer. Some people think that the harsh chemical weed sprays can perform better on their weed problem but in reality, the weeds come back every year no matter which type of weed killer spray you use. I have seen the city spray the weeds along the roads with those toxic chemical sprays and the weeds still grow back because the toxic weed sprays only kill the part of the weed that is showing. This natural weed spray works in the same way but there are no worries of toxic chemicals in your yard or water supply. When you use a natural non-toxic weed killer you don't have to worry about cancer-causing chemicals. 


update 2020

Read about the black plastic weed killer method HERE.

Spray and pull the weeds

   The best way to fight the weeds without harsh chemicals is to spray them with this homemade weed killer spray. I will also pull the weeds. My yearly plan that I do to combat those nasty weeds is to spend one morning spraying the weeds right before summer, usually Memorial Day weekend. I also pull the big weeds. Then my yard looks nice for the summer. I also decided to try something new last year in my yard for a section of weeds that kept coming back year after year. I laid down thick black plastic over the stubborn weeds and left it there for several months. I was surprised that the black plastic killed the weeds permanently. Read about the black plastic weed killer method HERE.


Buy the weed-killer ingredients here

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? 

Check out these Natural Ways To Cope With Spring Allergies.


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83 comments:

Buzz4Mommies said...

This is so awesome! I have been looking for something just like this so thank you so much for sharing!

mystylespot said...

Wow this is great! I def need to get this for my yard this year!

Jamie said...

Love it!! I'm so scared about the chemicals that are in some of that junk, so this would be great!! Saving this for when things start growing!

ReviewsSheRote said...

Going to make up a batch of that this year!!

blessedchick said...

Going to have to make this. I have a bunch of wasps nests on my roof

Jay | Life of Creed said...

Awesome! I always have these three products around the house.

Jodi said...

We are totally making this! I am sure is is WAY safer for kids & pets! PINNED!

Unknown said...

I have to share this with my grandma. Great natural recipe.

Michelle F.

Ellen said...

This is great to know. Spring will be here soon. The snow is starting to melt.

Unknown said...

This is awesome because we have animals & kids running around all the time. Pinning now! Thx!

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

What a great tip. I will have to share that with my husband. Thanks for sharing!!

Angel said...

We somehow are still in the dead of winter here in April....but I am bookmarking this for the summer, I have a nasty weed problem around the planters at the side of my house! Thank you!! :)

Anonymous said...

I live in NM. I have binding weed...the killer weed. I just sprayed all of the little weeds I could find. Thanks for the recipe. We have 4 pets...do not like weed killer as they dig around in the yard. I have enough to repeat. Rock yards are the hardest yards to keep clear of weeds. The general population of NM people don't seem to mind mile high weeds. I do. I'm not from here. thanks.

Anonymous said...

What can you use to kill a maple tree that keeps starting from under a monument?

Anonymous said...

My grandma has always poured pure bleach on stubborn trees that like trying to grow in bad places. I has always killed them.

Granmama15 said...

Very cool!! We have a lot of kids playing on our lawn and I get nervous when my husband sprays that chemical weed killer down! Pinning so I can make some. Maybe even without my husband’s knowledge 😎👍

Granmama15 said...

Thank you for sharing!! I appreciate it and so will the children 😍

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Unknown said...

Will this affect the ability for grass to grow on that area?

Mom Knows Best said...

This spray just kills what is currently growing but grass will grow there later if you replant or the wind blows grass seeds.

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Tessa said...

It's almost like you heard the conversation I had with my husband yesterday that he needed to weed the yard at one of the properties we are flipping. I like that we have all of these things at home already, so he wont have to go out to one of the big box stores to get it done ASAP!

Marie at Complete Literature said...

I am so excited to try this because my gardens need to be weeded constantly. I can't spend a week every month working to make them look perfect! And I am not using roundup!

CA said...

I'll share this post to a friend! She needs this!

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

Wow! This is awesome! I had no idea that this combo could kill weeds! I have a few stubborn weeds in my sidewalk that won't come loose. I'll be trying this!

Education Matters! said...

I have just recently got my first house with my partner - once corona is over and i can finally move in i will for sure be using these tips to better my garden

Why Girls Are Weird said...

OMG you are a LIFESAVER. I have a ton of weeds by my pool area and I need them GONE. Totally going to try this!

Adrienne said...

Who knew it was this easy to kill weeds!?! We are doing yard work this weekend and I can't wait to try this out.

Cristina Petrini said...


My dad tried it and I must say that using the right doses it comes and works!

Gust si Aroma said...

I love to make homemade products! I will definitely try this spray!Sounds so easy!

Kita Bryant said...

I have got to make some of this! My front entrance is getting out of hand.

Agnes said...

I have a persistent problem in my kitchen garden. I will make this weed killer to get rid of the weeds. Thank you for the recipe.

Jessica said...

I have always wanted to give this non-toxic trick a try! I really need to do so this year. I don't mind some weeds, but when they get out of control is when it becomes a problem for me. I like my grass, ha.

Littlemisadvencha said...

woow. this is a great post. perfect for gardening. thank you for sharing!

Jen Sky Walker said...

We've been dealing with weeds around here, and this would be so much more affordable. We had some rain today so I know we have more weeds coming!

aisasami said...

I live in apartment and I don't have a garden as I am in a city. But I send this post to the parents as they have trouble with weeds always.

Caitlin + Dani said...

This is a cool DIY! We have never heard of this method.

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Lyanna Soria said...

That is a wonderful tip to keep in mind. I'll share this with my mom since she loves gardening.

Chad said...

We definitely need week killer for our backyard but we've been putting it off because of the weather. Thank you so much for the homemade recipe, will make it this weekend.

Candace Hampton said...

I really needed this! I have found recipes online, but having someone I trust share theirs and say it works is priceless! I have been having some garden adventures lately and will probably plant more. This will come in handy!

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deanna said...

Does this work on clover?

Blair Villanueva said...

I recently been enjoying my time to do makeover our garden, and definitely I need this weeding strategy. Thanks for your tips!

Mom Knows Best said...

Yes it does. This spray is also good for those weeds like grass that are between the sidewalk cracks.

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Unknown said...

I just go to the pickled factory and use the vinegar they use to preserved pickles kill weeds fast.

Mom Knows Best said...

What a great idea!

Brianne said...

Thank you so much for this! My dad uses horrible chemical weed killers from the store, and I really worry about that. I'm going to make him try this.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I need to try this. We have weeds but I hate using the nasty chemicals.

MamaLad said...

Wow! Thank you for this! I need to try this. I have some pretty bad weeds in my garden.

Richelle Escat said...

I'll share this to my grandma. She always gets tired because of removing weeds from time to time.

Monica Simpson said...

I will have to try this spray. I didnt know there was a diy weed killer out there. These are such simple ingredients too.

Terri Steffes said...

I tried this and it worked. Works best when the sun directly shines on the weeds after spraying.

Scarlett Brooklyn said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'll try this right away, I got so much in my backyard.

Talya Stone said...

I'm always looking for ways to get on top of my weeds and hate using chemicals. Going to give this a try thanks for the tutorial!

Gust si Aroma said...

OMG! This is awesome! It's so great that I can make it at home! I feel more safe making it by myself!

Melanie Edjourian said...

I never thought about making it myself. It's great you can make your own non-carcinogenic version.

Mamacita La Cuponera said...

All Natural Homemade Weed Killer spray is exactly what we need! I live in Florida so you can just imagine the amount of weed we get.

Ivan Jose | Dad On The Move said...

Thank you for sharing this homemade weed killer spray. I need this for our garden.

Ellie Helen said...

Thanks for sharing this helpful weed killer spray tip. I will definitely try in my lawn .

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this is awesome. Taking out weeds take a lot of effort and time. This spray makes it all easier

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Anonymous said...

Can you use kosher salt?

Jamie said...

I was just talking to my husband about something like this, and couldn't remember the recipe!! Thank you for saving me to help with the weeds in our yard!! :)

Kathy said...

This is great to know. I'll be giving this a try real soon. I have a lot of weeds I need to get rid of.

Kim said...

Love that this is all natural. Most weed killers can be carcinogenic.

Maggie Unzueta said...

I've been looking for a good weed killer. None on the market seem to work. I'll have to try your solution. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That all natural weed killer sounds so amazing. I will have to try it soon!

Richelle Milar said...

I’ve been looking for this, this is so perfect! It’s amazing that it doesn’t have any chemicals in it!

Kelli A said...

I have seen this weed killing recipe around for a few years now and have yet to hear anything negative. Seems to work well!

Beautiful Touches said...

Interesting, I do like trying DIY products that are less harmful to the living things outside of their purpose!

Christy G said...

I'll have to make some of this solution. I hate weeds and some are harder to get rid of than others.

Mom Knows Best said...

Yes, as that is similar to table salt

Gust si Aroma said...

I hate weeds too. So this homemade spray would be the perfect solution for me!

Anonymous said...

I would surely prefer using this homemade weed killer spray. I'm going to save your recipe. Thanks for sharing. -LYNNDEE

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