It’s that time of year where the dandelions are out in full force. For me we have a yard full of them, we don’t treat with any chemicals we just let them grow it’s all part of country living. Where I’m from you don’t have nicely manicured lawns, there’s no keeping up the the Jones around here, we all have country grass which translates to weeds we cut done and call grass. There would be no keeping up if we tried to kill out the weeds, things from the neighboring fields would just keep reseeding into our yard and it would be an endless battle. So I just love the grass we have, dandelions and all, but my flower beds are a different story. I don’t want them being taken over by dandelions or any other type of weeds. The recipe I use to keep them killed off is: Vinegar, Salt, and Dish-soap thing I always have on hand.
I pick a spring day when the morning is cool but will heat up to about 80 degrees before the day is over, luckily Thursday was that day in my neck of the woods. I’m not a hot weather gal, I truly don’t even like it to reach 80 for me 72 with a nice breeze is perfect weather. I get going early in the morning with my weed killing task, right after the dew is gone. I mix 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 cup salt, and a squirt of dish soap into my sprayer and start my killing spree.
See it’s working already the above photos was taken 3 hours after I sprayed my weed killing cocktail, the yellow of the bloom is already turning brown and the green leaves are curling and dying. It’s amazing how fast this stuff work and there’s no harmful chemicals going into the ground, and later turning up in your water supply. And a bonus is it’s super cheap, cheap, cheap!