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Weed Killer

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Any recommendation for a pet-friendly weed killer ?

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Re: Weed Killer

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Found this online Carl

Homemade Pet (and Human!) Friendly Weed Killer
From www.gardeningknowhow.com
Your pets are as much a part of your life as your garden is and you want to make sure that your pets can
enjoy your garden without it making them sick. While stores sell a number of weed killers, most of them
are not very healthy for your pets, and you may want to use something safer. Fortunately, there are a
number of organic and pet safe weed control methods you can use to keep your garden healthy for your
pets and your family.
Boiling Water
If you have an area that you need to clear weeds out of on a wholesale level, such as a driveway or a
sidewalk or just a large weedy patch where no plants you wish to keep are growing, you may want to
consider using boiling water. Boiling water is certainly a pet safe weed killer and it will instantly kill
any plant it comes in contact with by literally cooking the plant in the ground. But be careful, boiling
water will kill all plants, not just the weeds.
Vinegar
Vinegar works well as pet friendly weed killer. All you need to do is spray the vinegar on the plants that
you wish to kill. For some tougher weeds, you may need to reapply the vinegar several times before the
plant completely dies.
Salt
If you have an area that you do not wish to have plants growing at all, like a brick path or patio, salt
works well as a pet safe weed control. Putting salt in an area will make the soil unsuitable for plants and
weeds to grow in.
Sugar
Believe it or not, sugar is also a pet friendly weed killer. It puts the soil organisms into overdrive and the
soil becomes temporarily unsuitable for plants. It is great for killing weed trees, pushes or vines that are
hard to pull out. Simply pour some sugar at the base of the plant you wish to kill. If you are concerned
about it becoming an attraction to pests, simply mix the sugar with equal parts chili pepper to deter those
possible pests.
Corn Meal
Sometimes the most effective pet safe weed killers are the ones that stop the weeds before they even
appear. Corn meal has a chemical in it that acts as a pre-emergent on plant seeds. That means that it will
prevent the seed from germinating. Sprinkling corn meal in an area that you want to keep weeds out of,
will not harm the current plants but will keep weeds from growing.
Recipe for homemade pet safe weed killer
The nice thing about all of these is that any of them can be combined to make more effective pet safe
weed killers. Just mix them together. If the mixture is liquid and you will be using a spray bottle, add in
a little dish soap. The dish soap will help the liquid stick to the weed better.
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I use vinegar..kills everything...

Might have to do it a couple of times but it works.
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Thank you elcarretero and crummy.

Have been using Compo Herbistop, but the weeds seem to have become immune to the natural ingredients and it is taking longer for them to die/need to apply several times.

I will give the vinegar ago!
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Carl wrote: 08 Jul 2024 16:42 Thank you elcarretero and crummy.

Have been using Compo Herbistop, but the weeds seem to have become immune to the natural ingredients and it is taking longer for them to die/need to apply several times.

I will give the vinegar ago!
We buy it dead cheap from Consum..'cos it's cheap you can be liberal with it.
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