Homemade Weed Killer Safe For Pets – Super Safe

These are our Homemade Weed Killer safe for pets. One thing that always concerns us when trying to remove weeds from our garden is that the “Weed Killer” is safe for our pets.

In this post, we will teach you some methods to eliminate weeds being ecological and safe for our pets.

Homemade Weed Killer:

Homemade Weed Killer Safe For Pets With Vinegar

This type of herbicide is recommended for young plants that have not achieved great robustness. We only have to mix vinegar, lemon juice, and a little bit of biodegradable soap. Then we spray on the herbs we want to eliminate.

We should not use the industrial version of vinegar because it can contain up to 20% acetic acid and can be dangerous to our health.

Another possibility is to mix vinegar and salt. We mix one cup of salt and 0.8 Gallon (3 L) of vinegar. You can spray the mixture on the leaves of the weeds.

white vinegar weed killer

With Fire

The direct application of heat to the foliage of the weeds will cause the plants to wilt immediately, and kill any leaves that may sprout from the roots.

Care must be taken with the driest or most fire-prone areas. This is where you will need to take some care so as not to cause unwanted fires.

Homemade Weed Killer Safe For Pets With Salt

Common table salt is an effective herbicide and has some notoriety.

It is important that it is only applied directly to the leaves of the weeds, and not to soak the soil. Dissolve 1 part salt in 8 parts hot water, add a small amount of biodegradable soap and then spray the mixture on the weeds.  

table salt weed killer

Boiling water

You have to bring the water to a boil and pour it over the plants you want to eliminate. It will disappear until the root, therefore, it is indicated for very persistent weeds. However, the roots and plants next to it are in danger, so be careful when using it.

The strong chemicals that herbicides often contain can contaminate drinking water and be dangerous to our health and our pets. That is why it is advisable to use these safe, homemade methods.

About Henry Morgan

We are the Morgans, Henry, and Julia, both agronomists from the University of Michigan, where we met. We are experts in putting our hands in the soil and developing organic foods and improving production processes for decades. Likewise, we have worked for companies such as Mondelez International, BASF, Monsanto, etc. currently in our role as science writers for TheGardenStyle.com as well as advisors in promoting large scale food growing in urbanized areas. In this website, we share what we are most passionate about, gardening and farming. Enjoy and see real photos on our website.