If you need some serious weed control but don’t like the idea of using chemicals near your prized tulips or herb garden, take heart! Strange as it sounds, the answer to solving your weed problem may be in your liquor chest. A batch of homemade vodka weed killer can help take care of any pesky weeds that may be lurking in your flower beds, veggies patches, driveway cracks or walkways. Avoid spraying a bunch of dangerous compounds on the ground by following these simple steps to killing weeds more naturally with a homemade vodka weed tonic! The ease will surprise you.
Choose or Make An Applicator Bottle
First, find a container suited to your needs. You will want to spray your weed killer on the undesired growth you have, so a cheap squirt bottle, mister bottle or even an actual weed killer sprayer is ideal. The size of the container is up to you, and depends on how much homemade vodka weed killer you are planning to make.
Since the main ingredient in your homemade weed killer is simple vodka, you can use whatever is handy; even containers you plan to use later to prepare food or beverages without worry. If you truly can’t get hold of a container that can spray the liquid for you, you can fashion one out of an empty 2-liter plastic soda bottle.
Poke roughly ten small holes in the bottom of the bottle and transfer the vodka weed killer through the top of the bottle from the mixing container as you hold the slotted bottle over the weeds. Do this little by little for each spot of weeds as you go along. The liquid will flow through the holes like from those of a watering can and douse the weeds in controlled streams.
Mix And Apply Your Homemade Weed Killer
Next, combine a ratio of three parts water and one part vodka in your weed killer container. Do this in a small test batch first, to ensure this homemade vodka weed killer recipe will take out your particular weeds. Then mix a batch sized appropriately to your needs. That’s it! Adding a few drops liquid dish soap per cup of solution may increase the power of the mix, however, the soap can be left out for a more natural weed killer.
Finally, apply the vodka weed killer mixture liberally to any weeds you have. Spray several times for each weedy spot to ensure good saturation. Allow to sit for several hours, and repeat the process for older, tougher weeds. The weeds should become dry, brittle and dead-looking after only a day if temperatures are above 80 degrees and the spot is in direct sun, as the heat helps the alcohol be more effective. Once the weeds are dead, just rake up, bag and dispose of the weed debris in the trash.
Personal Vodka Weed Killer Recipe