How to Kill Weeds Using Vinegar

If you want to get rid of those pesky plants in your garden that pop up again & again, use vinegar. Vinegar is a natural weed killer and be used in effective weed control. It is eco friendly and spraying it kills weed within 2-3 days after application.

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How Vinegar kills plant

Vinegar when sprayed on plants, drain moisture from leaves and the plant dies. It is an organic and inexpensive way to kill weeds. But beware; it kills every plant that comes in touch with it.


Here’s the simple but effective recipe for making vinegar weed killer at home

1. Take one gallon white vinegar. You can use the vinegar that we use in kitchen; its concentration is 5%. However a 10% or 20% solution works faster.

2. Mix one cup salt in it if you have rock salt, add it. You can use table salt, too.

3. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice in it. If you are using 10% or 20% solution you can skip using lemon juice.

4. Now add two tablespoon of dish soap and stir it well.

5. Wear gloves and fill the solution in a sprayer.

6. Spray it on weeds thoroughly; soaking all the leaves.vinegar weed killer


Tips and Warnings

It is most effective on dry sunny day.

Always wear gloves when dealing with highly concentrated vinegar.

Never spray it on windy day.

Don’t let too much solution spill down on the ground. The salt in it makes the soil infertile.


  1. Do you have any home remedy for spraying to keep these pesky Lady beetles from coming into my house that the forestry is releasing to control the pine beetles,, they fly across my road like bee swarms

    • Oh don’t kill dandelions! Please! They are the first source of food for bees come spring! Consider leaving them alone until June at least (depending on where you live). Thank you for thinking about it.