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Quick Fix: How to Create a Homemade Weed Killer | The Allstate Blog

Quick Fix: How to Create a Homemade Weed Killer

Weeds can be a real pest, especially if you have to pull them out from between the cracks in your walkway. Luckily, there’s an easier way to get rid of them. Using items you probably have around the house, you can mix together a homemade solution to kill weeds along… Allstate https://i2.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Homemade-Weed-Killer-Screen-Grab.jpg?fit=684%2C425&ssl=1
hand spraying homemade weed killer on dandelion.

Weeds can be a real pest, especially if you have to pull them out from between the cracks in your walkway. Luckily, there’s an easier way to get rid of them. Using items you probably have around the house, you can mix together a homemade solution to kill weeds along a fence, walkway or even your house’s foundation, HGTV says. Here’s how to put together this DIY spray:

Step 1: Gather your materials.

You will need 1 gallon of white vinegar, 1 cup of salt, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap, a large bucket, a large spoon for stirring the mixture, a spray bottle and a funnel.

Step 2: Combine the vinegar, salt and soap in the bucket.

Stir until blended.

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Step 3: Spray the weeds.

Take care when spraying to avoid any plants you don’t want to kill. The spray works best on a warm, sunny day. That’s because sun helps the vinegar dry out the weeds, Birds and Blooms explains. The weeds should begin turning brown within a few hours, according to HGTV. You can then pull or sweep away the dead weeds.

By using this DIY mixture, you can tackle unsightly weeds along your walkway or driveway with a simple spray.

Top-down shot of walkway with weeds in the cracks.

Show supplies needed: white vinegar in a one gallon container, salt in one cup measuring cup, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap, large bucket, large spoon, spray bottle and funnel.

Hand wearing garden gloves pours one gallon container of white vinegar into a large bucket. Hands then add one cup of salt and one tablespoon of dish soap.

Hand wearing garden gloves uses a long plastic spoon to stir together the three items in the bucket.

Hands wearing garden gloves pours some of the mixture into the spray bottle using the funnel.

Hand wearing garden gloves sprays mixture onto weeds.

Time passes and weeds turn brown.