8/2/12

Killing Weeds with VINEGAR ~ Plus a Cute Bottle Lable for You!!!


Yikes...21 Rosemary Lane has pesky weeds!!!
What's a girl to do?

Well one thing a girl can do is to spray them with regular old white vinegar.
That's right!!! Vinegar is a natural born weed killer due to the acetic acid it contains. Most culinary vinegars are distilled with a 5% acidity, which is enough acidity to will kill those nasty weeds.

It is best used in areas like walkways where weeds push through, places where your lawn and other landscaping plants are not in danger of being affected by the vinegar. 

Apply when you know you have a stretch of dry weather, rain will just wash your vinegar away. You may need to make a few applications due to the lower acidity in everyday vinegar, although you can purchase vinegar with a higher acetic acid at some farmer's markets and restaurant supply businesses.

How it works...
When the sun hits the acid on the weed the killing process begins. So you must make sure you coat the unwanted foliage completely.

And to be honest, I weeded out all the grass growing in between the old pavers of my front pathway and then sprayed those areas with plain white vinegar. I did this about 3 weeks ago and despite all the rain we've had over the past week or so, the weeds have not grown back!

The best part about using vinegar as a weed killer, aside from the fact that there are no chemicals involved, is the price...vinegar is super cheap! Just clean and fill an old spray bottle with every day white vinegar and you are good to go!

I even made this cute label for my bottle that you are very welcome to upload and print out. It measures about 5 1/3 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide.


You should be able to just click on the image to get the full size and then upload it to your computer. I printed the label out on regular photo paper, trimmed it down and glued it to my bottle.

I would love to know if you've tried this and how it worked for you.
In the meantime...have a great day!!!


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7 comments:

  1. Hey Barbara,
    I should give this a try. I have been pulling weeds the last couple of days, how much fun can a girl have?? :0) I don't want to use any harmful chemicals so that's why it's a never ending job for me and my weeds. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Yes, I am a big fan of using natural products in my yard especially when you have herbs and veggies, or fruit. I have been doing this a long time, and it is super cost effective. But we have been having lots of rain and the weeds here are tough, very very tough! xo

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  3. Thank you! This is a great tip. I love using vinegar for everything. We have a bit of a week take over in some areas in our backyard but I don't like to spray anything toxic because of the little guy and our dog, I'll be trying this today!

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  4. Yes ma'am, I use vinegar for weeds. I never saw anything better. I also use white vinegar to rinse my gray hair. There are thousand of uses for this wonderful, natural product. Regena in TN.

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  5. Barbara: You always have the best ideas. I've never used vinegar to kill weeds but will give it a try. My grandmother used to have a saying, You'll kill more blank with vinegar than blank with blank. Senior moment there, can't remember but I know it was catchy..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  7. I am pinning this! Once I sprayed it on my zucchini leaves because they looked like they had a fungus and I thought it would kill it...not such a good idea...all the leaves turned brown and dried up! I see how it could be used as weed killer!

    I would love if you would submit it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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