DIY Weed-Be-Gone Spray – Better Alternative To Harsh Chemicals

source: Mom Knows Best

Depending on where you live, you may have to deal with weeds overtaking your garden all year long. I don’t mind weeding every now and again, but during growth periods, I don’t have the time or energy to spend hours hunched over in the garden, digging up weeds. Chemical sprays usually work decently well, but they’re harmful to the environment and your family. Plus, chemical weed killers eventually leak into our water system — so really, what’s the point in using them?

Today, we’re going to share a natural alternative to chemical-packed weed sprays that is cheap and just as effective. All you need to do is mix together one gallon of distilled vinegar, two cups of epson salt, and 1/4 cup of Dawn dish soap (the original blue kind). Transfer the solution into a weed sprayer (you can buy one at your local hardware store). Then, just spray the solution on any weeds in the morning, after the dew has evaporated.

After you’ve sprayed the weeds, simply walk away. When you go back at the end of the day, the weeds will be no longer! Not only is this solution cheaper than any weed killer you could buy on a shelf, but it’s also effective and most importantly safe to use. Thanks for sharing, Sustainable Gardening News! I know I’ll definitely be trying this in the spring.

My husband uses this around our yard – it even kills tough stuff like poison ivy!

Posted by Sustainable Gardening News on Friday, October 5, 2018