Make your own weed killer. Everyone should be making an effort to reduce the amount of chemical agents they introduce into the environment. We all want a nice tidy garden to show off to the neighbours but whats the cost?
If you can please try the organic and natural option before using a chemical weed killer. Homemade weed killers can be very effective but sometimes the best option is simply to pull them out by hand and trust that perseverance will triumph. Please try one of our organic and natural weed killers below:
1 litre of white vinegar.
60 grammes of table salt. (omit this if you require treated area to grow plants/veg etc)
1 squirt of washing up liquid. (optional as its not completely organic if you use this)
Mix everything together making sure the salt is completely dissolved. You can then pour this into a spray bottle or one of those weed sprayers you can get at any garden center. The above is a simply mixture which can be applied over a fairly large weed infested area and wil work best on a hot sunny day. This is a non-selective weed killer so it will burn and kill anything it touches. The salt in this recipe acts as a residual weed killer and will stop regrowth, so its probably best used on areas where you do not want to plant anything.
Use the water from boiling your eggs in the morning. This is a great spot weed killer especially for those pesky patio weeds.
A mixture of 90% white vinegar and 10% clove oil.
You can also use corn gluten meal which is a by product of maze production. However corn gluten meal is difficult to obtain as it tends to be used in animal feeds.
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of salt
1 litre (35 fl. oz) of boiling water (hot tap water will also work but not quite as well)
5 tsp. vinegar
6 tsp. salt (regular table salt)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. dishwasher (machine) detergent (powder is better than liquid, but liquid will work ok)