How to Make Organic Weed Killer

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Weeds are a nuisance in any garden or lawn. They pop up out of nowhere after a rain and will multiply and overtake a garden or lawn quickly. Commercial herbicides have dangerous chemicals in them and may not be suitable for certain surroundings. Organic weed killers are excellent alternatives to herbicides and kill weeds in a matter of hours.

Step 1

Fill the spray bottle with white vinegar. Do not dilute.

Step 2

Add a few drops of liquid dish soap to the vinegar. Shake well.

Step 3

Spray the vinegar directly onto each weed.

Step 4

Take care not to spray any surrounding plants or grasses, as the vinegar will kill those also. The weeds will die in one day.

Step 5

Repeat the vinegar application to weeds that are resistant.

Things You'll Need

  • White Vinegar
  • Spray Bottle
  • Liquid Dish Soap


  • Vinegar weed killer
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About this Author

Cathy McClellan has five years' experience in newsprint as an assistant editor and is a freelance writer. She has 20 years' experience working in the medical field and is currently licensed as a Texas Insurance Representative. She also has many years in home improvement and gardening.

Photo by: freerangestock