Unlike commercial weedkillers, vinegar is eco-friendly and won't harm people, pets or the environment.
Vinegar's only real drawback in certain cases is that it has no residual action, so new weeds soon arrive.
Permanent removal is occasionally desirable for stubborn weeds in gravel drives and paths as well as cracks and crevices in walkways and sidewalks.
Below are the steps you can follow from the website www.homeguide.sfgate.com.
Pour one gallon of white vinegar into a bucket. Every day 5-per cent household white vinegar is fine for this weedkiller. You won't need higher, more expensive concentrations such as 10 or 20 per cent. It may take two or three days longer to kill the weeds with the lower concentration, but they will die.
Add one cup of table salt. Stir the solution with a long-handled spoon until all the salt dissolves completely.
Stir in 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap. This will act as a surfactant and make the vinegar and salt solution adhere to the weeds more efficiently. Blend thoroughly.
Funnel the weedkiller into a plastic spray bottle.
Drench the weeds with the solution on a dry, sunny day. Coat all surfaces well with the spray. Any plants soaked with this solution will die within several days. They won't be back and nothing else will ever grow there.
Funnel any leftover weedkiller into an empty plastic container. Cap it tightly. Label it clearly and store in a cool, dark spot indefinitely.
Things you will need
- Household white vinegar
- Table salt
- Long-handled spoon
- Liquid dishwashing soap
- Plastic spray bottle
- Empty plastic container