How to Permanently Kill Grass and Weeds

Another equally effective method to kill weeds is to spread salt directly onto the weeds or unwanted grass that come up between patio bricks or blocks. Vinegar and dish soap will also work and you can make a homemade weed killer out of these cheap ingredients.

- 1 quart of vinegar  - 2 cups of Epsom salt  - ¼ cup dish detergent Spray bottle

Use the cheapest kind of vinegar you can get. Look in the cleaning aisle of the grocery store for vinegar made for cleaning and not cooking. It’s usually cheaper.

Ordinary distilled white vinegar with 5% acidity is cheap and works great.

If you can find a higher acidity even up to 20%, it is going to work faster, but the end results will be the same so don't stress if you can't find it.

Epsom salt is great for this homemade weed killer recipe but regular cheap salt works just as well.   Just cheap iodized or un-iodized generic salt also known as sodium chloride are fine.

You only need a few drops of dishwashing liquid so the brand doesn’t matter. The purpose of the soap is to break the surface tension of the vinegar so it sticks to the weeds, forcing them to absorb it more readily.

1. Heat vinegar in a pan on the stove until it is hot, but not boiling.  2. Add Epsom Salt and stir in with a wisk until it is dissolved. Let mixture cool slightly so that it is still warm but cool enough to handle.  3. Add Dawn Dish Soap to your sprayer and slowly pour in the vinegar mixture.

How to Permanently Kill Grass and Weeds