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Natural Weed Killer

Natural Weed Killer

Are you still having problems with your pesky weeds? We found a DIY weed killer from Plant Instructions that is natural and safe to use. Not is it only cheap to make, it is safe for the environment. There are only three ingredients you will need to purchase which are listed below.

Are you still having problems with your pesky weeds? We found a DIY weed killer from Plant Instructions that is natural and safe to use. Not is it only cheap to make, it is safe for the environment.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 gallon vinegar
  • 2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1/4 cup Dawn dish soap
  • Spray bottle or a yard sprayer

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large pot, heat up the vinegar and add your Epsom salts.
  2. Once the salts are dissolved, let the vinegar cool completely.
  3. Pour the mixture into your spray bottler or sprayer and add the dish soap.
  4. Spray directly onto the weeds and watch them disappear!

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