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How do you make homemade weed killer?

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To make homemade weed killer, mix 1 cup of salt, 1 gallon of white vinegar and 1 dash of dish soap. Add the ingredients to a spray bottle and spray the mixture on weed leaves.

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How do you make homemade weed killer?
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Organic weed killer is very easy to make at home. To make a batch, use the following steps.

  1. Mix the ingredients
  2. Add 1 cup of salt to 1 gallon of vinegar and mix the ingredients into a solution. Add a dash of dish soap or citrus oil to the mixture.

  3. Add the weed killer to a spray bottle
  4. Funnel some of the mixture into a spray bottle to apply it to plants.

  5. Isolate the weeds
  6. Vinegar and salt can kill almost any plant. Therefore, it is very important that the mixture does not come into contact with flowers, vegetables and other garden plants. To isolate weeds near garden plants, cut off a large soda bottle at the middle. Cover the weed with the top part of the bottle with the bottle opening pointing upwards.

  7. Spray the weeds with the weed killer
  8. Spray weeds in driveways and patios liberally. To spray isolated plants, spray the weed killer into the bottle opening. Be sure to spray as much of the leaves as possible and avoid spraying garden soil.

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