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Twyla 06-23-2014 04:21 PM

weed killer
I've tried the home made recipe for weed killer that is floating around the net. It works. Only used it in the front yard where the hooligans do not have access. What I haven't been able to find out is if it is safe for dogs.

It contains vinegar, epsom salt and dawn dish detergent.

What do you guys think? Safe, limited use, or don't use?

Courtney 06-23-2014 04:23 PM

Use the same mix every year because it is safe for pets :)

Jax08 06-23-2014 04:29 PM

It works?! What proportions?

Twyla 06-23-2014 04:30 PM

Great!!.. First job is the bottom of the fence. Going broke buying the string for the weed eater on that.

Twyla 06-23-2014 04:31 PM

1 gallon vinegar
1 cup epsom salt
1/2 cup detergent

It did take a couple of days, but it does work.

NancyJ 06-23-2014 04:43 PM

Safe. Takes some time. Works. Does best in areas where the sun can get to the weeds..if you need stronger you can buy horticultural (20% vs 5%) vinegar.

wildwolf60 06-23-2014 06:40 PM

Huh, didn't work when I tried it last year, but then maybe my weeds are worse. :eek:

Courtney 06-23-2014 06:44 PM

It really does work best on hot dry sunny days. Get it down in the AM. Takes a couple of days.

I pretty much use the same ratio that Twyla posted.

Nigel 06-23-2014 07:12 PM

We've killed weeds with straight vinegar, not in your lawn though, just curbs etc...

Courtney 06-23-2014 07:14 PM

I mainly use it on the cracks in the driveway & walkway to the front door.

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