Natural DIY Weed Killer Spray


Path Before 

Path before spraying
Photo by Kathy Shaw

Path 24 Hours After 

Path 24 hours after spraying
Photo by Kathy Shaw  

I’m one of those crazy people that actually likes to weed. I think it is soothing and find that I can really put my life into perspective and get a great attitude adjustment when weeding for an hour or two. It also helps get out aggression when you are angry or frustrated about something and have large weeds to yank!  With that said, I really can’t stand weeding paths. To my mind, paths were made to keep weeds in check and have a clear place to move about between plantings. Paths usually have much more compacted soil making weeding that much harder, so when the gravel, mulch or whatever material used for paths start sprouting weeds, I reach for my weed spray. 

This spray is great on small weeds ONLY and they should shrivel within 24-48 hours. Because it includes borax, DO NOT USE in gardens or wild areas as borax can stay in the soil and inhibit growth—which makes it perfect for use on paths and patios.  Any weeds that are larger than 2-3 inches tall should be pulled before applying as they may not die, just be weakened.

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