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How to Kill Weeds with Salt and Vinegar

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Weeds that are on a hard surface such as a patch of sidewalk or driveway can take away from the overall look of a particular area. Special herbicides that kill weeds but not grass can be purchased in stores but these chemical solutions are not “green” ones. Salt and vinegar are two household ingredients that, when combined, form quite a weed killer.

Pour 1 cup of table salt into a kettle.

Add 2 cups of white vinegar into the kettle and stir to mix.

Heat the kettle on the stove on a medium setting. Continue doing so until the mixture boils. Turn off the stove.

  • Weeds that are on a hard surface such as a patch of sidewalk or driveway can take away from the overall look of a particular area.
  • Add 2 cups of white vinegar into the kettle and stir to mix.

Using pot holders or an oven mitt, take the kettle to the driveway, sidewalk or area that has the weeds you want to kill.

Pour the vinegar and salt mixture over the weeds slowly, being sure to cover all of the weeds. The combination of vinegar and salt, as well as the boiling-hot temperature of the mixture, will kill them.

Kill Weeds In A Driveway With Salt Brine And Vinegar

Weeds can be a pesky problem, but there are many ways to eradicate them. One method of weed control involves a salt and vinegar solution. However, due to the corrosive nature of this formula, it is recommended that it not be used on driveways made of concrete. Stir until the salt dissolves. Spray the weeds until thoroughly soaked. In three to four days, observe the weeds for signs of browning and spray again, if necessary. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil during the heat of the day. Spray weeds once per day for three days to kill them. Though 5 percent acetic acid vinegar can kill young weeds, a stronger percentage is more effective. Fill the plastic bucket with water. Salt draws moisture out of plants, killing them.

  • Using pot holders or an oven mitt, take the kettle to the driveway, sidewalk or area that has the weeds you want to kill.

Warning

Use caution when pouring the mixture. Wear protective clothing items such as boots and long pants.

Do not use the mixture on any weeds that are near plants that you don't want to kill. It can affect their root systems as well.

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