I tried a little trick I read on Pinterest.
You could use vinegar to kill weeds! It was much more echo friendly than Round-up.
The plan was to spray the vinegar around the rock edging in the yard to encourage the grass to stop. The warning for vinegar was that it is not bias to just weeds and would kill anything, so be careful.
I decided to try it in my veggie garden. We didn’t have time to devote to the vegetables this year, so we didn’t plant anything. However, the weeds started coming up.
This was the perfect test spot. People claimed that the vinegar kills the weeds in less than an hour. I checked on mine after an hour, and they were still standing!
Maybe it wasn’t hot enough outside? Maybe it didn’t work because it was raining outside? Who knows. Bottomline, it didn’t work.
Only a dew brown leaves showed up, so, I just weeded the area myself. I left the really big ones to use a shovel on. I left them for two weeks (until the next available free time I had.) I was surprised to see the tall weed had died!
Little JCrew helped me with the shoveling of the bigger weeds.
Much better. Disappointed the vinegar did not work. At least it wasn’t an expensive project.
I will say, I read other pins that had Dawn mixed with vinegar to kill weeds. But then I saw the one about just vinegar, and thought, “Why add Dawn if I don’t have to?” After the failure with just vinegar, it’s my assumption that Dawn is a critical ingredient.