Getting Rid of Weeds with Bleach

Weeds can be difficult to keep under control. Herbicides can be expensive and take time to apply to a large area of weeds, but they also contain chemicals which can be harmful if they come in contact with vegetable plants that are meant for consumption. There are less expensive ways to eliminate weeds in your yard and garden. Bleach is one of those chemicals that can be used for killing weeds, but should be used with caution as it can also kill flower and vegetable plants if it comes in contact with them.

Making a Bleach-Based Herbicide

Mix one capful of bleach with a gallon of water.  Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Label the bottle "Bleach herbicide" and store the spray bottle with your other garden supplies

Using the Bleach Herbicide

When you spray the weeds, spray directly at the base of the weed and take care not to let the spray touch any nearby plants. Repeat with any more weeds in your garden. After the weeds are sprayed, check on the weeds the following day. It does not take a long time for the weeds to die after being in contact with the bleach herbicide. Use the bleach herbicide on any other weeds that may appear in your garden.