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5 Homemade, All-Natural Pet-Friendly Weed Killers

If dandelions were considered a welcomed flower, I’d be rich.  It’s the only plant I can’t manage to kill.  And they’re peppering my yard like they’re at the Cool People Yellow Party.

I don’t like to use a ton of chemicals for anything….but sometimes it’s a necessary evil with these buggers.  But I did stumble across a couple of all-natural options.

  1. BOILING WATER — This works particularly well on larger surfaces like driveways or sidewalks.  Keep in mind though, while it will instantly cook the weed to death, it will also kill the plants around it.
  2. VINEGAR — Just spray the vinegar on the plants you want to kill….you may need to reapply several times before it completely dies.
  3. SALT — Putting salt in the area makes soil “unsuitable” for plants and weeds to grow in.  Again, careful you don’t contaminate soil around stuff you WANT to grow.
  4. SUGAR — Again, this makes the soil undesirable for growing conditions.  But keep in mind if you sugar the base of a plant or bush you wish to kill, it may attract some other critters like ants.  To deter them, add equal parts of chili pepper to the sugar.
  5. CORN MEAL — This is more preventative.  Corn meal contains a natural chemical that stops seeds from germinating, so sprinkling corn meal in an area that you want to stop weeds from growing in won’t harm current plants, but will keep new weeds from sprouting!

Have some other all-natural tips?  Share them here!

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