Non-Toxic Weed Killer

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Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
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Cullowhee, NC (pop. 19,054)
KimmiK
Member Since Apr 2011
Kimmi's notes for this recipe:
The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force.

Safe to use a yard used by kids & pets.

1/2 gallon for around $6.40 & works better than Round Up - kills weeds on 1st application.
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Directions

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Mix above ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray weeds thoroughly.
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user JeanneMarie Simerly jmas - Apr 22, 2013
btw dawn seems to be the only thing that will kills the stink bugs we have here in va..yuck
user Theresa White theresawhite4 - Apr 30, 2013
I had tried the other recipe of 2 cups white vinegar, 1Tbsp. salt, and 1 Tbsp. dawn liquid, and it worked on some weeds, but not others. I sprayed all weeds not just dandelions. Maybe that White vinegar recipe wasn't strong enough???? Any thoughts? I had purchased over 4 gallons of white vinegar and sprayed the heck out of my Mom's lawn and I really don't see the results I was hoping to see.
user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - May 1, 2013
Apple cider is good for alot of things...I'd try that.
user Debbie Krier Dubbzee - Jun 14, 2013
Would this affect my garden at all? Want the weeds gone but don't want to kill my garden. Also, what about grass, does it kill grass or just weeds?
user Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) KimmiK - Jun 18, 2013
Unfortunately, I haven't tried it out close to grass or flowers....

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