A natural and powerful weed killer can be made from common products found in the home. Household vinegar contains acetic acid, which is a natural weed killer and also lowers the pH of the soil to prevent weeds from growing. A basic combination of vinegar, salt and liquid soap makes an environmentally friendly solution that will destroy weeds. This homemade weed killer can be used to selectively spot treat weeds, or to soak the soil to prevent weed growth.
Homemade Weed Killer
Combine 1 gallon of white or apple cider vinegar, 1 oz. of liquid soap and 1 tbsp. of salt in an empty bucket. The acetic acid in the vinegar will kill the weeds, and the salt helps to dry up any remaining moisture. Liquid soap adds to the effectiveness of the vinegar.
Mix solution well and transfer a small amount into an empty plastic spray bottle.
Spot spray the homemade weed killer directly onto weeds to kill the plant. Only spray the vinegar solution onto areas with weed problems because the vinegar can be harmful to grass and other plants.
Pour remaining solution onto the soil to prevent future weed growth.The vinegar will continue to prevent weed growth.