This weed spray is most useful on driveways or patio areas. Don’t use it on a lawn as it is non-selective, meaning it will kill everything.

Photo: Alayne Blickle

Trying to beat those weeds? Here’s a homemade herbicide recipe for tank sprayers or spray bottles that’s low in chemicals and caustic substances. Use it on driveways or patio areas. Don’t use it on a lawn as it non-selective, meaning it will kill everything--even your lawn. All the ingredient products can be purchased at a garden store or home center.

Weed Control Spray Recipe 
Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon household white vinegar 
  • 1 Tablespoon Turbo Spreader Sticker concentrate
    1 ounce insecticidal soap concentrate

Mix ingredients together in a tank sprayer and spot spray weeds on a calm day with no rain in sight for at least 12 hours. 
 
The Turbo Spreader Sticker is a useful product to use even for those who use chemical herbicides. When used as an additive to sprays it acts as an adhering agent, helping to disperse the product evenly and protecting it from rain and sun. It also keeps the product on the plants and doesn’t let it run off or evaporate. When you use a sticker, you won’t have to use as much herbicide to get the job done.

What do you do to beat the weeds?

Alayne