I have been making my own weed killer for years. Ever since I heard that Round up has a big link to cancer, I decided I would use only weed killers with commonly known ingredients. My homemade formula does not work as well as chemicals, but the trade off is more than worth it. However, recently I have changed one ingredients in my homemade weed killer that I have been using for the last few years. That change makes a big difference!
If you replace the Epsom salt with regular salt, it works much better and faster. The only difference is that you have to make sure that you don't over use the mixture or use it a lot in your garden because too much salt in the ground will adversely affect how well plants grow in the soil. I use this for overgrowth around my pole barns, and for big weeds in the grass. It does a really good job!
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup blue dawn dish soap
- 1 gal vinegar
- Pour the white vinegar in your spaying container
- Add salt while stirring
- Pour in dishwashing liquid slowly
- Stir slowly and gently until salt dissolves. If you stir too fast it will foam.