To get rid of weeds that invade gardens and grow on driveways in front of houses, many people resort to chemical herbicides. However, even though the latter generally provide satisfactory results, they are not safe for health and the environment. To avoid their side effects, discover this incredible homemade herbicide, inexpensive and very effective. 

Weeds that invade lawns, driveways and around houses are not only unsightly, but also harmful to plants that they threaten to damage. If some have the patience to pull them out, others prefer radical solutions and spray them with chemical herbicides that, although effective, are dangerous for their health, that of their family and pets, but also for the environment. Besides being pollutants, chemical herbicides can cause skin rashes, respiratory problems, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and even death, depending on their toxicity. To avoid all this and get rid of weeds without putting yourself in danger, here you make a homemade herbicide that is effective and without side effects on health and the environment. 

How to prepare an herbicide from ingredients you already have at home? 

You will need: 

  • 4 quarts of white vinegar
  • 1 lb. of salt
  • ¼ cup of Dish Soap


All you need to do is mix all the ingredients thoroughly, then use a funnel to pour some of the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on the weeds to get rid of them. However, be sure to perform this operation in your garden only on a sunny day and after ensuring that it will not rain in the next few days to prevent this herbicide from running out and killing your healthy plants or depleting your soil of nutrients. indispensable for the survival of your plantations. 

How it works? 

The mixture of salt and white wine vinegar is very effective in killing weeds and preventing re-growth, especially when used regularly. In addition, the flushing agent, which allows a better adhesion to the herbs, further increases the effectiveness of this herbicide. 

Other tips to kill weeds: 

  • Salted boiling water:

This trick is very easy to perform. Simply boil a sufficient amount of water, salt it and then pour the still boiling mixture over the weeds. The heat of the water will kill them instantly and the salt will prevent them from growing back. 

  • Baking soda:

Baking soda is known for its fungicidal properties and is also an effective herbicide. Sprinkle it on the base of the weeds in your garden or between the flagstones and then pour a little water on it to eliminate the weeds and stop their regrowth. 

Warning: Regardless of the method you choose to use, try not to touch the other plants, as they may also die.