A Weed Killer you can Make Yourself

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

Finding a weed killer that is still safe for you can be fun, especially since Roundup has had so much bad publicity.    We all have those dreaded pesty weeds, and we are starting to see them around here too in between snowstorms.

 

Weed B Gone

  • 1 Gallon Vinegar
  • 2 cups Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup Dawn (original)

 

How easy is this?   Mix it and put in a sprayer and voila - your own weed killer!

 

 

 

Comments (18)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks for this, Joan... although I don't know when the spirit will move me to actually do anything related to weeding. :)

Apr 14, 2021 04:47 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Does this work on any kind of weeds? We have tons of thistles here, classified as noxious weeds. Last year we had to pull them out but it'd be great to find an easier way.

Apr 14, 2021 05:30 AM
Joan Cox

Not sure, as I just got this mixture recipe, and still need to mix it up.   

Apr 14, 2021 06:43 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have made this in the past and will continue to use it to spray my weeds rather than purchase the toxic chemicals that are sold in the store.

Apr 14, 2021 06:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a timely suggestion to share.

I have some weeds to remove in our garden.

Apr 14, 2021 06:31 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great idea Joan! So hesitant to use that stuff like round up any more

Apr 14, 2021 07:40 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Joan, thank you so much for sharing. It seems like the weeds just take over. I will have to try this. Have a great afternoon.

Apr 14, 2021 08:35 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I have been doing similar (except using regular salt). I will switch and see what happens.

Apr 14, 2021 08:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have been using your formula for several years and it always does the trick Joan 🙂

Apr 14, 2021 02:18 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, you are SO funny....it can be a relaxing event compared to real estate! 

Apr 14, 2021 02:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat, hope so, but will have to get mine mixed up and use on thistles to see if it works.

Apr 14, 2021 02:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, good job, and exactly why I wanted to share here.  We all see weeds, and having a non-toxic product is better.

Apr 14, 2021 02:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, it is that time of year, everyone is seeing them.

Apr 14, 2021 05:37 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky, as we should be, it is bad stuff.

Apr 14, 2021 05:37 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, they take over, and in no time.  Hope it works well for you.

Apr 14, 2021 05:37 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, I should have known you knew about this.  :-)

Apr 14, 2021 05:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, should have known you knew about this too!  

Apr 14, 2021 05:38 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Joan - very interesting.  Will this be okay with the grass?

Apr 15, 2021 03:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, my inspector did not say it would hurt it.

Apr 15, 2021 05:50 AM

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