Using Vinegar to Kill Weeds

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in backyard, garden, outdoors | 19 comments

Who likes to pick weeds?!

I do!


I like picking weeds.

I find it very relaxing.

And, satisfying.

Yet, when the weeds are thick grasses that creep between my rock borders. . .

the fun is over.

That is when I pull out this handy tip.

Using Vinegar to Kill Weeds @ DaisyMaeBelle

Using Vinegar to Kill Weeds @ DaisyMaeBelle

I fill my spray bottle with vinegar and go.

Straight vinegar kills weeds.

And, all vegetation.

So, be careful that you only spray this where you want nothing to grow.

Using Vinegar to Kill Weeds @ DaisyMaeBelle

This makes it perfect for gravel areas.

Using Vinegar to Kill Weeds @ DaisyMaeBelle

And, between rock borders.

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So, now I will have more time to enjoy this.

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And, this.

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  1. What a great idea. I have dogs so I do not like to use products that will harm them. Thanks so much. Your yard looks so relaxing – enjoy.

  2. Thanks for that tip! I was just looking at the weeds in my yard today and dreading the work ahead…this will help a lot.

  3. Great tip Melissa. I’ll have to remember that for our front yard where we have 2 big areas of just gravel. Weeds have pretty much taken over the gravel areas. I enjoy picking weeds also but not so much my back is killing me and my prosthetic knees hurt. I’ve wondered how prosthetic knees can hurt. Maybe it’s just old age all over, lol. Glad you shared this with everybody, good old vinegar.

  4. Great tip ! Going to try it when our weather warms up ! Your yard looks great 🙂

  5. Melissa, how well does this work? How long does it take for the weeds to die and does one application do it? I am asking because I am very anti Round up and I have a very large area where I need total kill around my veg. beds. I was so excited to read your post. I found you over at A Stroll thru Life. Thanks so much for this great tip! Blessings! Wanda

  6. Great idea. Your backyard looks beautiful.

  7. I hate picking weeks so I’m gonna try this one out, thanks! I found you via Clean and Scentsible. I would love for you to visit my house cleaning blog.

  8. Great tip! Can’t wait to use it. that is once all this nasty snow is gone! oh, and I enjoy weeding too. Gives me time to look at all my plants.

  9. I had no idea vinegar would kill weeds. And it’s much cheaper than Round Up! Thanks for the tip. I’m in love with your fire pit area!!!

  10. Thanks for the tip! I meant to get a layer of newspaper and mulch down in the area in front of my house before the weeds came back this year….but I didn’t make it. Might be out there with the vinegar this weekend!

  11. What a great idea, and no chemicals!

  12. This is so cool! I’m telling my hubby to give this one a try!!!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  13. I use vinegar in my yard too, because of the animals. But I buy the extra strength at the garden center. The regular strength never worked very well for me. The extra strength cost more about $12 a gallon. I guess I will have to try the regular strength again next time I spray. Maybe I just wasn’t spraying enough. It is a lot cheaper.

    I LOVE your garden areas so cute, inviting, and peaceful. I wish I had a larger yard so I could have something like this.

    Visiting from Get Schooled Saturday #72

    Linda @ MixedKreation

  14. Great tip. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

  15. I so excited to try this this year! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  16. I love that magical backyard! I could see our family sitting out there under those lights. It is so beautiful:)

  17. Thanks for the great weed killing tip! Definitely going to use this – ’tis the season, right? Your backyard firepit area is absolutely lovely!

  18. I am completely excited to try this. We did some crazy weeding this weekend and I almost got a blister!

  19. Vinegar will be an good thing to kill all the gems, the blog describes about the above the is very good, many people get more ideas regarding this one. Keep on sharing these kinds of useful information regarding how to keep home clean.


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