I was sent a bottle of Perfectly Natural Weed & Grass Killer to try and the timing was perfect because I’ve had a weed explosion in the gaps between my flagstones and in the crushed gravel paths surrounding my vegetable beds. You get a little busy and suddenly you’ve got a lot of weeds. I tried hula-hoeing some and pulling others, but really didn’t have the time to get on my hands and knees and pull every single weed in my yard.
Enter Perfectly Natural Weed & Grass Killer.
I’d read about homemade vinegar concoctions as weed killers but also read that the typical 5% acetic acid concentration in table vinegar wasn’t really enough to kill weeds while the recommended 20% concentration was strong enough to blind a person.
Perfectly Natural Weed & Grass Killer, however, has the following breakdown.
Active Ingredient: Clove oil….. 8%
Inert ingredients: Vinegar (maximum 8% acetic acid in solution)….. 90%… Lecithin…. 2%.
Manufacturer recommendations include wearing eye protection and gloves during application, but it’s nice not having to worry about lingering herbicide toxicity in the garden. The bottle label doesn’t boast OMRI certification, so I will need to look into the caliber of approval it’s receiving from other respected organic gardening organizations and practitioners. Having OMRI “cred” really makes it a no-brainer for me.
Would I buy this product or something like it? Very likely. In fact, I’ll bet if I’d used this fast-acting herbicide sooner, I probably wouldn’t have been faced with a weed explosion at all. It would have been more of an easily-handled weed situation.
It’s nice to have another weapon in the “less toxic” weed-control arsenal. Wonder if it’s sold by the gallon. Peaceful Valley Farm Supply sells a similar product called BurnOut II, containing 4% Clove Oil and 93% vinegar (which I assume to be 5% acetic acid), lecithin, water, citric acid and mineral oil.
Perfectly Natural is sold online at Unique Products Are Us and locally at nurseries, KMart, WalMart, and Fred Meyer.