Dandelion season is upon us. I have been looking for a dandelion killer that is safe for pets and children since I don’t want to expose them to any kind of harmful chemicals.
Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than any of the conventional weed killers one might find at a home and garden store.
In order to make this non-toxic dandelion killer, you will need:
1/2 gallon of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup of table salt
1/2 teaspoon of Dawn liquid dish soap
To kill dandelions safely, you simply mix the ingredients above right into the vinegar jug then pour into a spray bottle. Once that is done, spray the targeted weeds thoroughly with this mixture. You can also wipe the leaves and stem area with a sponge soaked in the mixture for more targeted results.
Take care when applying to not spray on grass and other plants as this solution can be harmful to them as well. I think this is great for those non-planting areas like rock beds, driveways and along concrete pathways.
The Dawn dish soap will strip dandelions of their protective oils. This allows the apple cider vinegar to work with deadly force. Plus, there aren’t any chemicals in the mixture that would toxic to either pets or small children.
This makes 1/2 gallon of this non-toxic dandelion killer for a lot less than a similar bottle of Round Up. It generally kills on the first application. My dandelions were starting to die within 2 hours, I was amazed at the speed of the results.
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