How to Kill Weeds in a Sandbox

A safe sandbox is one of the greatest joys of childhood. Weeds in the sandbox are killjoys, so they have to go. Commercial chemical herbicides are great killers -- not only when it comes to weeds, but for other living things as well. They're just not appropriate for use around your precious child's play-land. Use plain old household vinegar to safely destroy the noxious, persistent plants that get in your little one's way.

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Take weeds out of your little one's way safely and easily.

Step 1

Pour 1 gallon of white vinegar into a bucket.

Step 2

Stir in 1 oz. of hand dishwashing liquid. Blend thoroughly.

Step 3

Funnel the vinegar solution into a repurposed plastic spray bottle.

Step 4

Spray the solution directly on offending weeds to the point of runoff. Wet all plant surfaces thoroughly. Most, if not all, weeds will die within 24 hours.

Step 5

Repeat as necessary.


Debra L Turner

A full-time writer since 2007, Axl J. Amistaadt is a DMS 2013 Outstanding Contributor Award recipient. He publishes online articles with major focus on pets, wildlife, gardening and fitness. He also covers parenting, juvenile science experiments, cooking and alternative/home remedies. Amistaadt has written book reviews for Work At Home Truth.