These 8 Natural Weed Killers Will Do the Trick and Leave Your Garden Healthy and Happy



If you have a garden, then you do daily, weekly, and monthly battle with weeds. The best way to get them is down on your hands and knees, of course, but it doesn’t have to have some help along the way.

If you’re someone whose concerned about chemicals around your children or pets, then these natural weed killers are going to be right up your alley.

#8. Boiling water

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What could be more natural and chemical free than simple water? Boil it and pour it right on the weeds and watch ’em die!

#7. Baking Soda

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This little miracle in a box may not kill weeds, but if you sprinkle it in the cracks and crevices ahead of time, it will stop your weeds from popping up.

#6. Homemade herbicide

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If you’ve got some super stubborn weeds, try this combination of equal parts vinegar, table salt, and dish soap in a spray bottle.

#5. Table Salt

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You can either pour the salt directly on the weeds or you can mix a cup of salt with 2 cups of water, boil it, and spray the still-hot solution onto the weeds.

#4. Mulch

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It smothers the weeds by depriving them of sunlight, and once they’re dead, the mulch covers the dead plants. Win-win!

#3. Cornmeal

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Like with baking soda, you can sprinkle it ahead of time to prevent weeds or sprinkle it on weeds you need gone.

#2. Vodka

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I mean…you probably don’t want to waste good alcohol, weeds don’t like it as much as we do. Add 30ml of vodka to a few drops of liquid dish soap and 2 cups of water and spray away! It does only work in direct sunlight, though, so don’t try it in the house.

#1. White vinegar

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Don’t dilute the vinegar (apple cider vinegar works, too), and spray it on the flowers or midsection of the weeds. The acid shrivels them right up, but try not to get it on your flowers or other plants.