Vinegar to kill weeds?

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  1. lunchbox99

    lunchbox99 G&G Enthusiast

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    Has anyone used vinegar to kill weeds? I read someplace that it works as good as weed killer. It seems like a better thing to use if you have pets or little ones. Just wondering if it works


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    now that is something I think I am going to test out I will do 3 test sites in my weed bead of a yard and let you know now the big question is how much would you use to do this ??? D Crockett
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    Yes, vinegar works. with some dish washing soap.

    My wife used this combo.
    1 Gal White Vinegar
    1/2 Cup Salt
    1 Tsp of Dawn.

    If you have a well for drinking water you have to be careful about using weed killers, throwing away oil, paint and other chemicals that could get into your water system.

    My son has a well and horses so water quality is important.

    You can also make bug sprays. Check the internet.
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    Is this mix a general herbacide, or weed-specific?
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    It kills almost any weed and grass too.

    We just use it on concrete gaps and around stuff like gravel beds. Anyplace you don't want weeds.

    In grass areas we simply pull any weeds that pop up.
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