I spent the last couple of weekends scoping my yard and planning my attack for weeds.  I refuse to use the herbicide Roundup after reading about the dangers of using this chemical.  Roundup contains glyphosate. Study after study shows the dangers of using this popular weed killer and according to a article published by Reuters, "Roundup could be linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including Parkinson's, infertility and cancers."

So a friend of mine shared her recipe for a natural weed killer that uses vinegar and salt to kill weeds.  Unlike the store bought, heavily advertised commercial weed killers, vinegar is eco-friendly and won't harm people, pets or the environment.  And it's much cheaper too! 

Here is the recipe to try in your garden:

1)  Pour 1 gallon of 5% household white vinegar into a bucket.

2)  Add 1 cup of table salt. Stir until all salt dissolves.

3)  Stir in one tablespoon of dish washing liquid and blend.

4)  Funnel the weed killer into a plastic spray bottle.

5)  On a dry sunny day, drench the weeds by coating all surfaces that you want to die and never come back.

6)  Any leftover weed killer solution can be stored and capped in a plastic container and stored indefinitely.

From what my friend told me, the solution will make the weeds die within several days and they will not return and nothing else will ever grow there.  It's important you're careful what you spray as you don't want to kill your veggie plants or flowers, just the weeds in the selected area.  I can't wait to give it a try.