I need to find a home made vegetation killer that is safe to use anywhere and will kill poison ivy and sumack.
Poison Ivy Vegetation Killer
1 cup salt
8 drops liquid detergent
1 gallon vinegar
Combine the salt and vinegar in a pan and heat to dissolve the salt. Cool the vinegar, add the detergent, and pour some of the liquid into a large spray bottle. Spray the vegetation. (You can also just pour the mixture onto the weeds.) Refill the spray bottle as necessary. Note that this formula will kill all the vegetation, so make sure that you are only spraying the plants you want to kill. If you need to use a lot of this spray, avoid spraying it near wells, as the salt can leach into your water supply
The following recipe is at base 2 forms of acid so if you really soak the ground well nothing will grow for months. Be carefull you only spray what you want to kill.
Put 4 oz lemon juice in 1 quart spray bottle. Fill to top with white vinegar (10%-20% acididity is best). Shake well.
what about if it is on trees? how do you kill the poison ivy and not the tree? michaelh2 @ bellsouth.net (remove spaces)
Has anyone heard the old wives tale that if you hammer a copper nail into the base of a sumack tree, that will kill the tree?
you can do this as well... Straight Bleach that you can buy from the dollar store. You do not have to heat it or mix anything with it. Just pour this onto any plant. And watch it die, die, die......
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