Homemade Weed Killer

How to Make Homemade Weed Killer With Vinegar

When there was not too much awareness about weed killers people used vinegar to treat with the growing weed problems in their lawns. It has been proved to be amazingly effective weed killer. Unlike all the chemical-based weed killers, vinegar is an eco-friendly cure to the weed. It is not that much harmful to human health and is also favorable for the environment. Here we will discuss the ways to make an effective vinegar solution to deal with the ugly looking weed plants in your lawn.

Homemade Weed Killer

Things you will need

Following is the list of items you are going to need in order to make a vinegar solution to treat weed plants.

  • Household white vinegar
  • A bucket
  • Some table salt
  • A long-handled spoon for mixing
  • Liquid dishwashing soap
  • A funnel
  • A spray bottle
  • An empty plastic container

How to make the solution

You can make a perfectly effective vinegar solution by following a few easy steps. Let us discuss the process in the later parts of the post.

  1. Pour 1 gallon of household white vinegar in a bucket. You can use any kind of vinegar; as there are no restrictions related to the concentration. Usually, we have 5% concentration, but if you have 10 or 20% it will work too. Lower concentration may take a day or two to show progressive results, but you will be glad about the result.
  2. Then, add a cup of table salt, and stir with a long-handled spoon until the salt is completely dissolved.
  3. After this, add a tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap that will act as a surfactant and make the solution much more efficient.
  4. Use a funnel to transfer the solution in a plastic spray bottle and wait for a dry sunny day to do the spray.
  5. Know the target areas of the lawn and only spray the solution on them. Make sure you do not spray in on nay beloved plants or flower beds because vinegar has the tendency to kill the plants. You can end up having barren soil if you are negligent.

You will have to wait for a day or two to see visible results; meanwhile, there is no restriction of sending pets to the lawn as there are no adhesive chemicals in the surroundings. People have been using this tip to deal with the problem and report that it has helped them take care of their lawn temporarily. The reason behind temporary results is that vinegar is a low concentration chemical given the severity of the weed plant. However, the weed killers that are designed with high-concentration chemicals and additional elements are quite stronger than vinegar. They are solely designed to kill weed from the roots. If this natural weed killer doesn’t work for you then try buying some commercial weed killer.


There is a little precaution about the left over a solution that is important to take. When you have covered the whole area with the spray and still have some left over; funnel it in a plastic container and label it clearly. If the cap is loose or the bottle is mishandled then it can be dangerous to people and pets. Also cover your hands and feet properly because vinegar can burn sensitive skin at 10% or 20% concentrations.

Vinegar can only be used as a temporary treatment to weed growth. However, it works for a long time. It is a recommended way to treat weed, other than pouring hot boiling water or mowing the lawn thoroughly.…