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Homemade Solution That Will Kill Grass & Weeds

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Most homeowners do not want weeds in their lawn because it makes their lawn look unattractive. There may also be portions of the lawn where they don't want any grass, such as where they want to set up a swing set for their children. They may just want to put mulch around the swing set. Whatever the reason, you can get rid of grass and weeds with products found in your home.

Pour water in a teakettle until it is almost full. Set the teakettle on the stove and turn the heat setting to high.

Remove the tea kettle once it begins to whistle and pour the contents over the grass and weeds you want to kill. The extremely hot temperatures will cook the roots in the soil and kill the grass and weeds.

Sprinkle salt over the area where you are trying to get rid of the grass and weeds. The salt will also kill grass and weeds, and it will ensure that no grass or weeds grow in that spot in the future.

Pour rubbing alcohol in an empty spray bottle and squirt it over the spot of grass and weeds you want to kill. The rubbing alcohol will dehydrate the grass and weeds so that they wither up and die.

Use straight bleach to kill grass and weeds. Just attach a spray nozzle to the top of the bleach bottle and aim it at the grass and weeds.

Kill Grass & Weeds

Grass and weeds can grow through just about anything including the cracks in your driveway. Kill them with chemical solutions or use one of the many available do-it-yourself recipes. Each remedy has pros and cons. Before using any chemicals or solutions, make sure you know the potential effects on pets, children and wild animals, as well as on the future fertility of the ground you treat. These are easy to use and designed to kill quickly. Most products use a sprayer to focus the stream in specific areas. During an application, wear long sleeves, gloves, glasses and a mask to protect yourself from skin, eyes and lung irritation. Covering an area with newspaper or plastic chokes out the weeds and grass. You can also make simple solutions to kill weeds with household or kitchen items. Place the bottle over the weed or grass you want to kill.

Kill Grass & Weeds

Grass and weeds can grow through just about anything including the cracks in your driveway. Kill them with chemical solutions or use one of the many available do-it-yourself recipes. Each remedy has pros and cons. Before using any chemicals or solutions, make sure you know the potential effects on pets, children and wild animals, as well as on the future fertility of the ground you treat. These are easy to use and designed to kill quickly. Most products use a sprayer to focus the stream in specific areas. During an application, wear long sleeves, gloves, glasses and a mask to protect yourself from skin, eyes and lung irritation. Covering an area with newspaper or plastic chokes out the weeds and grass. You can also make simple solutions to kill weeds with household or kitchen items. Place the bottle over the weed or grass you want to kill.

Tip

Corn gluten meal can be spread across any area you don't want weeds to grow.

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