vinegar Killer

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by YardKeeper08, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. YardKeeper08

    YardKeeper08 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 74

    So what ratio do you mix the vinegar for killer? I've got some creeping vine taking over a bare soil yard (no grass) that I'm going to mulch over.
  2. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    I believe most people use straight vinager or buy the kind that are 20% acid. Mixtures with soap make it more oily to make it all stick to the leaves. Salt in the mixture gets in the soil to kill anything and everything for a while.

    Overall vinegar is supposed to be a desicant, not a systemic killer like say a product like roundup.
  3. YardKeeper08

    YardKeeper08 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 74

    Thanks I'll give it a try. I'm covering the entire back yard anyway with mulch because they are allergic to grass.
  4. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    Straight %20 hort vinegar is hard to find anymore, at least for me. Burnout 2 is easier to find. Vinegar and clove oil. Works well for me.
  5. If you shop around you should be able to find 28% acetic acid (strong vinegar) at a cleaning supply company. You may need to get them to order it in for you. I have to order 4 weeks ahead but they can get it
  6. BCLM

    BCLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Horticultural vinegar is getting hard to find these days is correct I do know a company in Canada who still sell this product as a cleaner for hard surfaces. I have had great sucess with Hort Vinegar product best applied in direct sunlight 20 mins later the plant is stripped of its waxy coat and is open to the elements which is heat stress and withers away, fantastic results, customer happy, clients and strata happy, do look for a commercial vinegar also from a cleaning comapny and it will work the same
  7. Organic a go go

    Organic a go go LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    I don't know what the regulatory hoops are for you guys in Canada but I can't apply a product labeled for cleaning to lawns.
  8. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    HEY!!!!! BCLM welcome to the forum, jump in. We'll do a little dance that you're here


    GO GO does bring up a good point. What if you called it a "bed prep"?
  9. Actually all the label says is Acetic Acid 28% so I think it would pass your government's test as it does mine. Just as in organics the cleaning industry finds what it needs from alternate sources.
  10. GreenthumbGA

    GreenthumbGA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 191

    does this stuff mess with the sprayer if left in it. Organic or not, it is still acid no?

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