Environmentally safe weed killer. It actually works.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

With two dogs walking around my yard sniffing and chewing on everything in sight, I am a bit cautious about what I put on weeds and grass that I'm trying to get rid of.  This weekend, I tried a weed killing formula that I picked up online.  It's not harmful to animals.  Actually, the smell is more  likely to run them off rather than inspire them to eat.  

Take a gallon of white vinegar, one cup of salt and a few drops of dish washing detergent.  The dish-washing detergent is designed to help the formula adhere to the plants you're trying to get rid of.  Put your concoction in a spray bottle or garden sprayer.  Thoroughly soak the plants you're trying to get rid of and in the next few days they will be dead.  One not of caution, the formula also kills grass.  So, be careful if you don't want that to happen.  Happy Sunday.   


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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is a great topic and one that is often overlooked as people look for the quickest way sometimes to kill off those pesky weeds. have a good Sunday

Jul 06, 2013 11:12 PM #1
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I just added this to my to-do list for today Mike, perfect timing!

Jul 06, 2013 11:43 PM #2
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Mike, love it. Homemade ways of dong these type of things are the best. If you just go off to the store you end up wasting money and buying chemicals.


Jul 06, 2013 11:55 PM #3
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Mike - Thanks for the recipe. We stopped using chemicals a long time ago - we've not only got omnivorous dogs, but ground squirrels, rabbits and birds, as well as the occasional deer, that enjoy grazing our lawn, and I like all of them a lot better than grass that looks like it belongs on a golf course (whch does not endear me to certain neighbors).

Jul 07, 2013 12:26 AM #4
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mike-Thanks for that tip. I have a lot of that I want to get rid of.

Jul 07, 2013 12:46 AM #5
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

I have read this tip before now I need to give it a try; thanks Mike.

Jul 07, 2013 02:03 AM #6
Alan Gross
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender - Bethesda, MD
Loan Consultant

Great tip on getting rid of weeds and grass you don't want and it's must less expensive than the commercial products.

Jul 07, 2013 02:08 AM #7
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I have a local vine that keeps growing everywhere in my back yard. I am not quite sure what that plant is but I am sure I don't want it. I will use your weed killer on it. Hopefully it will work on it.

Jul 07, 2013 04:36 AM #8
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

My enemy is crab grass Mike, I am battling it every year - and every year it wins. So, my first thought was, oh I gotta try this until I read your word of caution.

Jul 07, 2013 10:32 AM #9
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I've heard about that before.  Haven't tried it yet but I printed it out so the boss can take a look. :)

Jul 07, 2013 09:15 PM #10
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

I have this tool called speedy weedy and it removes weeds root and all. With all the rain we have had it is great. It is on a good size pole so there is no bending required

Jul 08, 2013 01:27 AM #11
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