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    Although I am sitting here looking at a snow covered lawn, tis the
    time to be thinking about yard work. I thought that I remembered
    seeing a recipe for making your own weed killer on the Budget 101
    website, but I can't seem to find it now that I am looking for it.
    Our property is surrounded by farmland and we end up spending a
    fortune for Round Up during the summer just to keep weeds out of our
    small flowerbeds. I would like to save some money and hopefully find
    something a little more environmentally friendly than Round Up.
    Thanks for your suggestions.


    Sharon from Lancaster Co., PA


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    Stephen Arenburg
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    A Javex type bleach (sodium hypochlorite), sprayed directly on the
    weeds works well. Buy the cheapest you can find and decant into a
    CLEANED used spray bottle.




    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "slrccr1125" <embroidery@d...> wrote:
    > Although I am sitting here looking at a snow covered lawn, tis the
    > time to be thinking about yard work. I thought that I remembered
    > seeing a recipe for making your own weed killer on the Budget 101
    > website, but I can't seem to find it now that I am looking for it.
    > Our property is surrounded by farmland and we end up spending a
    > fortune for Round Up during the summer just to keep weeds out of our
    > small flowerbeds. I would like to save some money and hopefully find
    > something a little more environmentally friendly than Round Up.
    > Thanks for your suggestions.
    >
    > Sharon from Lancaster Co., PA


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    Default Re: MYO Weed Killer

    Here's a cheap weed killer (but it has a nasty smell)

    1 Gallon Vinegar
    2 cups of epsom salts
    1/4 cup Dawn dish liquid (the original blue works best)

    Spray it on dry weeds (not when its going to rain) and it works quite well.

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    Default Re: MYO Weed Killer

    I am going to try this.

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    Can you provide any update to whether this is working for you? I have a couple rather large areas that I'd like to reclaim and put to use for chickens and raised gardens. Mixed in with the weeds is poison sumac.



    Thanks

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    <<Can you provide any update to whether this is working for you? I have a couple rather large areas that I'd like to reclaim and put to use for chickens and raised gardens.>>


    The formula was very successful on yard weeds. My first attempt was only a moderate success because I did not allow the morning due to dry first. My second attempt was very successful and most of the weeds were dead by the end of the day. Make sure you get in there and follow up though or those buggers will grow back. Good luck.

    Martin

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    How long does this solution last on weeds, how often do you have to repeat?

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    Default Re: MYO Weed Killer

    garlic spray with liq. paraffin? or I like this one 1 bulb garlic, sm. onion, tabl. liquid soap det. & cayenne pepper blend with 1 qt hto.....Walah pour in spray bottle apply liberally last 7 to 10 days double, triple depending on your surroundings lol i just realized you wanted weed killer not insect spray sorry youll find it in the same place diy under myo pesticides.. good luck

 

 
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