Thursday, July 3, 2014

Weeds Be Gone!

This was on facebook and I wasn't sure how many of you saw it.

I haven't made up a batch but it's a lot safer then some other products out there!

Plan to use it in Florida and will let you know how it works.

Weed Be Gone

1 Gallon Vinegar

2 Cups Epson Salts

1/4 Cup Original Blue Dawn Dish Soap

Mix and spray in the morning after the dew has evaporated.

This solution can be harmful to grass. I use it on my sidewalk cracks, landscape boarders, and other areas where grass, flowers won't be affected. It works really well!!!



50 comments:

  1. I have been trying to get Larry to do this . I did see it on FB but glad you posted it here so we can find it.

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    1. I'll file it under Home so you can find it anytime!

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  2. That's good to know-we have some cracks in the sidewalk I'm forever pulling weeds up out of-will have to grab some regular Dawn dish detergent this weekend at the grocery store and make up a small batch of this to try.

    Thanks Linda! :)

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    1. Not sure if it works but I'm sure gonna try it!

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  3. I did see this on FB also. I was wondering if it would be safe for Pets. I really need to use a weed killer, but didn't know if it would be ok with Chase around. He is always in the yard.

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  4. Sounds like a good idea. Ray is a wild guy when it comes to weed killer. If a bit is good, a whole lot more is better! :)

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    1. That's the way I feel! Let me know what Ray thinks of it. Hope it works

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  5. Thanks Linda, I'll check your pins. We to have lots of grass & weeds coming up through the cracks in the cracks in the sidewalk

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    1. I'm going to use it in Florida. I know when we get back the place sure it gonna need it.

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  6. Ok If you would use it around Max, I will try it around Chase. Going to get some Blue Dawn and try it.

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    1. It's safer then buying the other stuff!

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  7. Please could you tell me what Blue Dawn is, I am from the UK and can probably get something similar.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Julia- I looked it up and amazon has it but the price is outrageous! I buy it for 1.99 on sale and it's the only dish washing soap I use. It's also great on many, many other things.

      Here's the UK amazon link-http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dawn-Dishwashing-Liquid-Original-Scent/dp/B001XQ7LOS

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Linda

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  8. Thank you for getting back to me Linda. I will buy some dish washing soap that is sold here and give it a go, fingers crossed. :)

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    1. A few people told me it worked so I hope it works for you!

      Linda

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  9. Will this kill plants nest to weeds? How do I rget id of grasshoppers on flowers

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    1. Carmen- I've only used this on my sidewalk.

      Not sure about the grasshoppers. I'll ask around and try to find something for you.

      Linda

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  10. What kind of vinegar

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  11. Ive been using this recipe for MANY MANY YEARS! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING works better.

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    1. Thanks Pam! It works for me and hearing it from someone else is great.

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  12. This works GREAT! Finally I don't have to spend a lot of money on Round UP :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. can you use table salt in place of epsom salt?

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    3. Pam

      I never used table salt in this- the magnesium ions I believe help. Sea salt carries most of the same components as epsom salts but epsom salt is the only salt I used.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  13. does it kill stickers too?

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  14. Does this make the dirt unusable for planting after its spayed?

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  15. Does this make the dirt unusable for planting after its spayed?

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  16. will it kill plants beside the weeds? I want to spray it in my beds.

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    1. I haven't used it in my bed because they have extra mulch and I always put down newspaper first.

      I spray it the driveway and sidewalk.

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  17. Hello Linda! Does it matter if I spray full sun or should I wait until closer to sun down? How long does it take for the weeds to die? I read on other pins (about this same combo) that it only takes hours to see results. Although I sprayed this morning at 10 and it's now 5pm and they look the same. Should I just give it more time? I need to spray my whole yard but I don't want my money wasted on something that isn't going to work. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Lena

      As mentioned I spray it on my sidewalk and driveway. I don't have a time when I spray, it's usually when I can't stand the weeds- LOL.

      It doesn't kill them right away, I don't know of anything that does.

      Let be know how it works out, ok?

      I also would love it if you became my 86th follower on my blog:-)

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    2. Linda!
      I was just wondering if it's best to spray when it's hot or later in the evening when it's cooler. If the time of day makes it more/less effective.
      How long before your weeds died? Days? Weeks?
      So far (I sprayed yesterday morning) they look the same. 🙁😕
      I'll keep you posted!
      Thanks for your quick response! 👍🏼

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    3. Honestly I didn't really check how long it took, if new ones popped up I would spray again but most of the time I didn't have to.

      I use it in Florida and it's hot all the time! I'm a morning person so I went out in the morning before my yoga class.

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  18. Does it kill grass! I would like to use it through my lawn! Please help! Crab grass and dandelions! Thanks for your advice! ��������

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    1. I don't use it on my lawn. I only use it on the weeds in the sidewalk and driveway. Sorry I couldn't answer your question.

      I would love if you followed my blog and became my 86th follower!

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    2. It would kill grass b/c it has vinegar. If you have weeds in grass then you have to spray it on the specific weed and not a general spray all over the area. This would work the best for driveways, walkways, etc.

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    3. As mentioned I only use it on the sidewalk and driveway, Thanks for adding your comment!

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  19. I have used this for years it works great, this is the green way to kill weeds, I hate to spray nasty chemicals.

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    1. I won't use chemicals either.

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  20. What is a good weed killer mixer to use in grass?

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    1. I don't know as I don't add any chemicals to our lawn.

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  21. Looking for something to kill roots and stumps

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    1. I keep looking for something also- when I find it I'll let you know.

      Thanks for stopping by

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  22. Thank You, the weed killer recipe works on most plants. The white vinegar is an acid, Yes acid burns the plant. A little Epson salt (tsp) is good for your plants it adds magnesium to the soil for plant to grow. A lot kills the roots. Salt can kill the biology in the soil. For cracks and sidewalks no problem. Dawn soap help adheres the solution to the plants and any biodegradable dish soap will work. All ingredients are biodegradable. If you sprayed a plant that you made a mistake spraying. Hose the plant down with water right away to dilute the solution. Always spray in the morning of a dry day. The plants are cooler and are not closed up to prevent evaporation of the days heat. Good luck with this recipe.

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  23. Do you need to let this solution set before using it after mixing?

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    1. Used the solution both way. I have made it up and used it when I had time to spray and also made it and used it right away.

      Would love it if you followed my blog- thanks.

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