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Homemade Remedy for Killing Weeds

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Overview

"Weeds" is a term used to describe any type of vegetation that a homeowner does not want and considers a pest. Many times a plant is considered a weed because a homeowner doesn't like the way it makes his lawn or garden look. Whatever the reason, you have two choices to get rid of these weeds: You can use a chemical herbicide, or a home remedy that doesn't contain any chemicals.

Step 1

Pour your distilled vinegar into an empty spray bottle.

Step 2

Add the lemon juice and screw on the spray bottle's lid. Give the two ingredients a shake to mix them together. Make sure you don't have any seeds in the mixture if you used fresh lemons to make the lemon juice.

Step 3

Spray this homemade weed killer directly on the weeds you want to kill. Make sure it is not going to rain the day you use it. You should also apply the homemade weed killer on a day when the wind is mild. If the weed killer is blown onto another plant, it will kill it.

Step 4

Repeat five to seven days later if there are any remaining weeds.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 quart distilled vinegar
  • 4 oz. lemon juice
  • Spray bottle

References

  • Small Farm Permaculture and Sustainable Living: Organic Weed Killer
  • This Garden is Illegal: The 7 Deadly Homemade Weed Killers
Keywords: homemade weed control, weed killer, weed killer recipe

About this Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.