Every spring and summer I have two rivals, Pollen and weeds. After a certain point I get some relief when the pollen count go down, but there is no stopping the darn weeds. They popping up everywhere, including my veggie garden, plant beds and in the crevices of my patio all spring and summer long. I weed every day. If only my plants were this hardy.
Have you seen the price of the bottled weed killer sold in hardware stores? I own this hardcover book that I love called Homemade: How-to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally (Paperback)that I turn to for all kinds of homemade remedies and sure enough, there is a super easy way to make weed killer using only two ingredients.
This is what you’ll need:
- A refillable spray bottle
- Boiling Water
- Household Bleach
Fill the spray bottle with 95% boiling water and 5% bleach. Shake well, and spray onto the weeds. Make sure children and pets are not nearby. This worked well for me on the weeds that invaded my patio pavers. The weeds did resist and I made the mixture stronger using a larger percentage of bleach and treated them a second time. If you have plants near your weeds, you can isolate the plants by placing a bottomless water jug over them.
Originally published on Jun 27, 2010
Lawanda Sheckler says
This is fantastic! Would something like this work in a flower bed? I wouldn’t want to hurt the other plants I have planted there! Thank you for sharing!
I would only use this formula on plants that are away from other plants because of the beach. Weeds that grow between cracks or pavers, for example.