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How to Make a Homemade Lawn Weed Spray

homemade lawn weed spray

When approaching weed control, you have options. You can purchase herbicides, work with a lawn care company like Green Lawn Fertilizing, and try to make your own homemade lawn weed spray. Today, we’re taking a look at weed control options using ingredients you probably already have at home.

Homemade Lawn Weed Spray

Vinegar-Based Spray

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups distilled vinegar (its acetic acid works to kill weeds)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice concentrate (its citric acid enhances the effectiveness of the vinegar)
  • 1 oz rubbing alcohol
  • 2 teaspoons dish soap, which helps the solution adhere to the weed, making it vulnerable as the other ingredients attack the weed
  • 1 teaspoon water to dilute the solution
  • Plastic spray bottle

Pour the solution into a plastic spray bottle and spray directly on the weeds. Be careful not to spray too much on the plants you want to keep.


The wastewater left over from boiling eggs can eradicate weeds even faster than boiling water alone. Pour the hot water on weeds immediately after the eggs are removed.

Two Last-Resort Methods

Some methods do such a great job of getting rid of weeds that they also kill other plants they touch! If you are very careful, you can use:

Salt: Salt kills a plant by absorbing into the ground, attacking it at the root. Dissolve salt in warm water, then spray the mixture in the weed-infected area.

Boiling water: Dump a full pot of hot water on weeds, but use caution not to affect nearby plants you want to keep. Repeat this method a few times per day for several days for optimum efficacy.

Green Lawn Fertilizing Knows Weeds.

Green Lawn Fertilizing provides comprehensive solutions to your lawn health needs so that you can have a lawn that will withstand weed problems. Call us today at 855-469-0692 to learn about our Green Lawn Program and to schedule a service.

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