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Old 03-18-2019, 01:23 PM
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tried vinegar and salt with some effect. Can’t stand to pay $20 a gallon for commercial stuf
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I've seen this rodeo play out on here a couple times. Diesel is cheap. How long do you want stuff dead for?
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:37 PM
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Crossbow or 2,4-D works pretty well. You can get the concentrate at Tractor Supply and it works out much much much cheaper than $20 a gallon.
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By generic roundup (glyphasphate) concentrate. 3-4oz/gallon sprayable solution. Nothing that you can make it easily will be as cheap, safe, or effective in terms of sprayable gallons and longevity.
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soap, vinegar and salt mixed together - you need the soap
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:51 PM
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Any body have a home brew weed killer that works?

Kind of like asking if anyone has a good recipe?

Must specify what you are trying to control. Broadleaf weeds?

Also, what are you trying not to kill like grass, ornamentals, trees in yard in close proximity to what you are trying to control?

Are you looking for something that is not toxic to animals?
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Gas lol
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Diesel works, boiling water works, it all depends on how much you need to kill.
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2-4 D is the best weeks killer, wont kill grass.
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There was a thread o n this sometime ago with a recipe posted. Maybe do a search?
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Originally Posted by heatzig View Post
soap, vinegar and salt mixed together - you need the soap
He said weed killer this will kill your grass
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Looking to kill invasive broadleaf weeds. Just a total ground clear. Have been lax on treating it for the last couple years as I had a live in gf with small dogs.
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Looking to kill invasive broadleaf weeds. Just a total ground clear. Have been lax on treating it for the last couple years as I had a live in gf with small dogs.
glyphosphate will work well for most situations like that and is as safe as anything else out there for pets and humans once dry.
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after a friend distilled some shine, i dumped his old wash on the grass beside the barn and it killed everything it touched, that was 8 or 9 months ago and the spot is still bare.
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Originally Posted by heatzig View Post
soap, vinegar and salt mixed together - you need the soap
We had some good results from this mixture. Just speculating,, but I think the surfactant (soap) weaken or break down the phospholipids in plants' cellular membranes/walls, which allows the salt and vinegar to do the job.
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I can home grow up some great killer weed.... oh, wait....
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Originally Posted by SOSC View Post
We had some good results from this mixture. Just speculating,, but I think the surfactant (soap) weaken or break down the phospholipids in plants' cellular membranes/walls, which allows the salt and vinegar to do the job.
The soap is a "sticker". It helps keep the other ingredients from running off. add a little dawn to your roundup and you'll see notable improvement.
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Originally Posted by SquidsDusky View Post
The soap is a "sticker". It helps keep the other ingredients from running off. add a little dawn to your roundup and you'll see notable improvement.
Good call. A year or so ago I'd spoken to the owner of a lawncare company who was required to capture and dispose of the washwater for his trucks. He said he just reused it to dilute his herbicide/fertilizer mixture and it made a noteable improvement.

OP, also, please don't use diesel/gasoline. Not only is it illegal, but you'll have a bunch of angry neighbors complaining about the smell as it volatilizes in the hot sun. Diesel takes a while to break down, and the odor can seep into houses easily.
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