To make 1 gallon of Kill'em All!
List of Ingredients:
3 quarts of tap warm water.
1 cup of table salt.
3 cups of white vinegar.
1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap.
1 tablespoon of baking soda.
Mix everything together, making sure that the salt is completely dissolved. I wait about 3 minutes just to be sure. The soap will break down the waxy surface on the leaves, allowing the vinegar to work more efficiently. It also helps the solution to stick to the leaves, giving it time to kill the weed.
Fill a spray bottle with the solution and spray weeds thoroughly. The solution will kill any plant it comes into contact with, so be careful not to spra y the plants you want to keep. Use care to avoid over-spray to neighboring plants. Small weeds will shrivel and die within 24 hours. Repeat application if regrowth occurs from the roots. If using this on the lawn I tend to water lightly first. Then I use the spray in the center of the weed.
Pour the solution directly on the roots of large weeds that have extensive root systems. Plants like burdock may take a day or two to die off. Once the root withers and becomes soft, pull the root from the soil.
Pour a strong solution in cracks where no vegetation is desired.