DIY: 2 Ingredient Homemade Weed Killer

Dawn

Many of you may have an overabundance of dish liquid quite often – which is never a bad thing. Whether it be Dawn, or Gain, or Palmolive, I wanted to remind you that not only can you fight soap scum with Magic Bathroom Cleaner, you can also use it to kill those weeds in your front yard.

Homemade Weed Killer – using Dawn and Vinegar:

::: 1 Gal of White Vinegar + 1 C. Table Salt + 1 Tbsp of liquid Dawn Dish Soap
::: Mix in Watering Can…… Stir Well & Spray on the Weeds

You can also use the mixture without salt as well – works just as well.  Or, if you have Pine Sol around your house, you can do this number:

::: Equal amounts of Dawn Dish Soap + Pine Sol = Mixed into a spray bottle.

The latter ( Pine Sol + Dawn ) actually serves a secondary purpose – it kills the weeds and any ant hills, fleas, & bugs that might be lurking in your yard as well.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Natalie-Ames/24610169 Natalie Ames

    Do you know how long the Dawn will be free at Fry’s? 

    • Anonymous

      I think someone said 5/1

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      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Natalie-Ames/24610169 Natalie Ames

         Wow!  Okay, thank you! :)

        • Anonymous

          Next time I go which will be later today I’ll get an exact, but that’s what someone on fb said ;)
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          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525052403 Amy Sinclair Winter

            (I think the q expires 4/31, fyi)

            • Anonymous

              Yep, it does. But…… my store takes coupons up to 6 mo. expired now; talked with both managers – so that might vary by store – but Fry’s (corporate) permits each store manager to make that determination so you might want to check with your store. I no longer toss those coupons, so if the coupons I order won’t get here in time at least I know I’m good – at my store anyways.

            • Anonymous

              How did you find out that Fry’s corporate permits each store mgr to decide on expired coupons?  Did you email them w/ that question?  I’d like to ask my store but they are more inclined to say no right away w/o something I can show them from corporate.  Any ideas?  Thank you Sheryl!

            • Anonymous

              I asked the corporate office and that was their response – that as a whole, Fry’s does not take expireds, but….. it’s up to each store manager to make that decision as they want that to be the discretion of the management as that’s their store. They leave quite a bit up to each store manager. My other store has *NEVER *permitted that – a day or two yes but 6 mo? Never.
              I would just suggest getting to know the store manager; my store is amazing. they know “of us”, and many of us shop at my Fry’s, just introduce yourself & let things go from there. I’m sure that they’d appreciate knowing who shops in their store & how they can help you. And, if they’re helpful, make sure you relay that to Fry’s on Facebook or by emailing them- management & staff are always appreciative of positive comments as it seems like most customers are just focused on the negative.

            • Anonymous

              Awesome idea!  Thank you!  I really like my Fry’s too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525052403 Amy Sinclair Winter

    Sheryl, have you tried this?  I saw straight vinegar posted on pinterest, and I didn’t have ANY luck with that.

    • Anonymous

      I sure did – I did it last August just a few weeks before hubby got back, and we did it again just 2 months ago. He came home with Weed Killer, I made him take it back. Weeds are just now starting to pop up but it has been 2 months so I have to do it again tomorrow night.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EVFW7GMHGOELAUFKZAHJOZJVBM Amy

    This will just kill weeds and not the grass, right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/ashley.forrest Ashley Rose-Marie Forrest

      I’m curious about this as well.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not sure if it kills grass. I dont have grass on my front yard, just rocks. It kills my weeds, so I’m almost certain it would kill grass.