Use water to kill weeds #Plants & Gardening#gardening#great-ideas September 7 | Megan Finley meganfinley Weed © by Sir_Iwan, used under Creative Commons license. Ariel had her "baskets!" moment when it comes to using bath water to water her plants. But did you know that water could also be used to kill plants? Offbeat Homie Mel dropped some knowledge on us: Use the water that you've boiled stuff in to kill weeds between paving without using poison. You just pour the still-hot water over the weedy bits and they shrivel up and die over the next couple of days. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Surfboards do more than just float: how to use surfboards as home decor NEXT How do I keep clutter from expanding and filling my new space!? Toggle comments [ 14 ] My family does that! It works really well! The weeds turn bright green at first, and then they die! 2 agree Reply Ooh this is good to know. And if I do it in the evening maybe I can get a few of the army of slugs out there at the same time. 1 agrees Reply Yay!! Going to try this. We just moved into a house and the previous tenants obviously did not believe in any sort of lawn care so I currently have a jungle of weeds everywhere!! 2 agree Reply And now I know how I'm spending My afternoon! Reply My mom had a horrible asparagus fern when I was in high school that I tried to kill by pouring boiling water on. But it was a tough old monster and just drank up the water like it was nbd. 1 agrees Reply Does anyone know if this would work for ivy? Reply nowai! Reply Vinager is rumored to be just as effective 2 agree Reply and baking soda. Really anything to change the PH of the soil should work somewhat. But I have heard the best things about vinegar and baking soda (separately) Reply Does anyone know if this will kill the actual plant? I thought this would just kill the leaves on display but that it would just grow back. We have a bad weed problem (mainly due to laziness) but am reluctant to use chemicals with 2 cats and a toddler so this would be fab if it worked! I just did a quick google and one site the weed may grow back but to keep at it as the weed will grow back weaker and weaker so eventually it should kill the plant. http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/weeds/2002105058024260.html Reply I'm sorry to report that I've tried this at least a dozen times on the grass growing in my sidewalk cracks, and the blades shrivel up but then new ones grow. Reply Have you tried to do it repeatedly? I am in the middle of trying this with one section to see if it works, I hope it does! Reply as long as it's somewhere that you never want to grow anything (like seams in the sidewalk or driveway) add salt to the water. 1 agrees Reply I use this technique – it works well : ) Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.