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7 Homemade Weed Killers

A good plot or a garden will always grow weeds. The reason why a lot of soil grow weed is that there is a weed seed bank underneath the soil surface and when conditions are available weeds inevitably springs up. Using herbicides is a great way to kill weeds but the problem with using most commercial herbicide is that majority of them are not environmental friendly.

To grow your desired plant, you need to get reed of weed plants and for that you need weed killers. While some of the weed plants does not do any harm to other plants there are few weed plants that are completely destructive. Weed plants compete with fruits, flowers and vegetables of other kinds to gain nutrients leaving your desired plants starving. This significantly

Hand pulling of weed may look like a good solution to your weed problem especially if you have a very small plot, but if your plot is a bigger, hand pulling of weed is not a practical way to completely eradicate weeds.

In this article we’re going to discuss 7 homemade weed killers, you can easily make on your own to eradicate weeds.

Homemade Weed Killers


Salt is a ruthless weed killer. All you have to do is sprinkle table salt on the area you don’t want weed to grow on. You must be very careful when using salt because if you apply too much of it is in a particular spot, nothing will grow there for a very long time.

Boiling water.

This is one of the easiest and effective ways to kill weeds. All you have to do is boil water and add a tablespoon of salt and carefully apply the solution on areas in your plot or walkway you don’t want weeds to grow on.

Vinegar and Salt

Vinegar has a fierce reputation when it comes to weed eradication. To use vinegar to successfully kill weed you have to salt (to dehydrate the plant root system) and liquid soap to make the solution stick to weeds. When applying this you must be very careful, because this solution kills anything plant it comes in contact with.

Vinegar has 5% level of acidity which is a perfect factor to make it a natural herbicide. On the other hand, salt works under the soil and on the root of the weed plant and thus make it a great weed killer.


Mulching involves the use of materials to cover the soil surface, with the goal of slowing down and ultimately stopping the growth of weeds. Mulching is also an effective way to prevent the next weed generation from springing up.


To prevent weeds like dandelion and chickweed from growing on your plot, you have to apply corn meal. Cornmeal is a natural herbicide that possesses toxic chemical that drastically reduces the growth of weeds.


Rubbing alcohol is a great weed killer. To use, mix 2 tablespoons of it with water and spray on an undesirable plant on your plot or walkway.

Baking soda

Baking soda is another great pantry item that is effective when it comes to weed eradication. Apply it on cracks where weeds spring up from.

So, now you have few options that you can use as natural weed killers on your garden or lawn. However, make sure to use the proper concentration and quantity. Herbicides do not work better when you use high concentrated solution, so try to use less concentrated solution and use them repeatedly to get the results.