We recently put a big load of gravel on our driveway and in no time the weeds and grass starting poking through! A toxic, poisonous herbicide like RoundUp would work quickly but that’s absolutely out of the question. My first instinct was to try vinegar. It’s cheap and I always have a ton of it in the house since I use it for cleaning. After a quick google search it sounded like vinegar is a great weed killer and works even better when combined with salt and dish soap. Here’s what worked for me!
– 4 litres (or 1 gallon) of white vinegar
– 1/2 cup of salt
– 1 tablespoon Dawn dish soap
Pour everything into a garden tank sprayer (or you can use a spray bottle but a tank sprayer is easier and will save you the hand cramps if you have a larger area to cover!), give it a swirl to mix it up and get to work!
TIP: It’s better to spray first thing in the morning when you know it’s going to be a hot sunny day.
These photos were taken 2 days after the first application.
I’ve also used this on the grass/weeds around our garage and it successfully killed everything. I’m so happy that I have a safe, homemade weedkiller that I can spray around the edges of my garden fence without worry of spraying our vegetables with poison! I’ll be using this on the thistles that are popping up on my lawn and will let you know how it works!