Nature’s Avenger organic weed killer (review & giveaway)

UPDATE: This giveaway has concluded and is closed to new entries. 

Every spring I have the best of intentions of keeping my yard and patio well-weeded. And every spring I do my best to keep up with the little suckers, but because I can’t make weeding my full-time job (after all I do have two kiddos to watch after and a little thing called a blog to tend to), the weeds eventually declare victory and I hang my head in defeat.

This spring, however, I decided to get a headstart and try my hand at creating a natural weed killer. With two little kids and two dogs, I don’t do petro chemicals in my yard, so making something as non-toxic as possible was a requirement. I played mad scientist and concocted a mixture of vinegar, hot water and dish soap, sprayed it on the little buggers and waited. While it worked to some degree (they shriveled a bit), it was not the miracle herbicide I was hoping for.

spraypic.jpgThankfully, right about that time, I was contacted to review an organic weed killer called Nature’s Avenger. I was more than happy to give it a try. Nature’s Avenger is made with natural citrus oil which gives it a very pleasant scent, is EPA-certified, safe around children and pets, and, I’m pleased to report, it gets the job done! I tried it on a few rogue weeds in my yard and it killed them and quickly too (within a couple hours). While I wouldn’t use it all of the time (it’s still fun to get my hands dirty now and then), it is nice to have an organic weed-killing alternative for those occasions I don’t have hours to spend weeding the yard.

Find a store near you that sells Nature’s Avenger or you can buy it online.

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If you’d like to try to win a bottle of Nature’s Avenger, just leave a comment here AND link to this post on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, that’s OK. You can still enter to win. The deadline to enter is Friday, June 27. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and notified via email the following day. Please make sure you include a valid email address.

If you are looking for another eco-friendly giveaway, head over to A Mama’s Blog for a Let’s Go Green giveaway.

70 thoughts on “Nature’s Avenger organic weed killer (review & giveaway)”

  1. How funny you should talk about weeds! I am going through this myself with my garden. I have found rock salt to be great and I had the vinegar recommendation too! I sprayed part of my garden weeds with vinegar last night and I’m anxious to see if it works!!

    But I’ll certainly play your give away! I’ve been reading you for a while, but I’m a bad lurker type! 🙂

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  2. You can also use a mixture of vinegar with a squirt of dish liquid (make sure to use one that is NOT antibacterial) to spray on weeds. It works. My H has been using it in our yard. However, it will also kill grass and flowers, so use it accordingly.

    You can also buy corn meal gluten at the farmers co-op and spread it down in the fall and again in the spring as a pre-emergent weed control.

    And when you pull your weeds, don’t throw them in the compost pile, or you’ll end up with more weeds.

  3. OOOO, I would love this. I am constantly battling weeds in our xeriscape landscaping. I try to be true to my environs, but end up having more weeds than the other water hungry scapes.

  4. Would love this product – I’m fighting a losing battle with weeds under my kids’ playset/swingset. It was all nicely mulched, all weeds gone a month ago – and now they’re in full force again!

  5. I had no idea they made an organic weed killer. That’s wonderful! Every time I use my chemical based spray, I feel so guilty. I sometimes have to go after the dandelions with spray as it’s so hard to get the whole root without breaking it off and they keep coming back to haunt me. I’d love to try out this organic alternative. Thanks for sharing!

  6. You know I need this as I prepare my junked up house for the market 😉 I’ll have to go see where it’s sold!

  7. Hmm… maybe I need to try the vinegar/dishsoap trick. Grass and weeds are overtaking my rock walkway. My husband said we should spray it; I’d prefer this alternative spray.

  8. I am SO disappointed in the vinegar routine! It was my hope for a “green” weed killer and is disappointed so!

    I can’t use citrus oils in the house, but outside I’ll have to give it a try.

  9. I’d love to try it – I’ve tried a couple that weren’t great and would love something that works. I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on a bottle of this! Thanks for the tip – and I linked you on my blog.

  10. I hate those nasty weeds! How dare they step foot in my immaculate yard?!

    Ok, ok, I confess, it’s not that immaculate. But it is MY yard and I reserve the right to throw out anything I don’t want there. That includes a sneaky neighbor’s dog poop And weeds!

    So count me in for this great green giveaway!

  11. I’ve been having good look with vinegar for my weeds that get full sun but I have a few shaded areas that need help. A landscaper told me if you pull certain types of weeds before they are dead it will just generate more growth – explains why my battle against weeds has not been too successful in the past.

  12. I would love to let my DH try this. He currently uses something that isn’t good for us and then we can’t play in the yard for a couple of days.

  13. Am already weary of battling weeds trying to break up my patio. I would gladly give Nature’s Avenger a try. Thanks for thsi post!

  14. Oh wow, I would love to win this! Weeds seem to be just about the only thing I can grow well, and our yard is overrun. I can’t keep up with pulling them and I hate to use the toxic stuff with kids running around. I would love to try this out! 🙂

  15. Hi, My husband never believes me about organic products working. I would love to prove him wrong! Please enter me in your drawing for the organic weed killer. Many thanks,Cindi

  16. I really hate spraying weed killer or any other pesticide on my lawn. I hate to think about going barefoot in the yard, tracking that in my house and bed. I will be trying Nature’s Avenger as soon as I can find it.

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  17. Please anything to make gardening easier…as I’m pulling weeds, mowing the lawn, or watering I have to keep my eyes on my toddler at all times or she’s pulling my flowers, running out the gate, or running in the water. UGH!

  18. Oh that sounds interesting!
    I just found out that we have “spider mites” killing a couple of our trees, and that there’s nothing organic for it 🙁

  19. I don’t have a blog, but I’d love to win this. My husband has been recently spraying our weeds with a chemical weed killer and I cringe every time he uses it. I’d love something natural to try!

  20. we just moved and the new house has a yard full of weeds! I’d love to try this so the baby isn’t exposed to lots of herbicides

  21. Flowers flowers everywhere, and I do love your blog. I also love the earth, and want to help protect it. Thank you for the giveaway and tips on this wonderful product!

  22. I’d love to try out Avenger! I have a lot of those little weeds growing in the cracks between the sidewalks, that I just can’t pull out, and obviously since the boys play out there, we don’t want to use any harmful chemicals.

    I posted this contest and a link back to this post, on a reminder post today on my blog to enter the Lets Go Green.biz giveaway as well. 🙂

  23. Wish Nature’s Avenger was offered at a store near me! We’ve been doing the vinegar thing for several weeks, and it is like the weeds are laughing at us!

  24. My husband and I would just talking about weed killers that are safe..and we were discussing methods..and weighing the pros and cons of using anything…this would be perfect for us!!

  25. I would love to win this bottle of weed killer as I have a major problem with weeds. This is something that I could really use and the fact that it is environmentally friendly is even better since I’m trying to do more to help out the environment. This is a great giveaway. Thanks.

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  27. I’m 100% an ORGANIC gardener, I’ve never considered using weed killer as an alternative to hoeing and tilling until I read your blog. Now I’m very interested in finding a gallon of the Nature’s Avenger for pre-spraying my watermelon and pumpkin patches, as well as those hard to get to places along irrigation lines and corners. I tend a 1/2 acre garden
    100’X 150′ plus a Fall Ornamental gourd patch and pumpkin patch.
    Thanks for the info on this product!

  28. I have never tried the weed killer but I was amazed at how good the Natural Bed Bug Killer is. We had two different exterminators come out and couldn’t get rid of our problem. My friend recommended Natural Bed Bug Killer and it worked in hours.

  29. I am a professional gardener and would like to let people know to be cautious using horticultural vinegar. While it is organic it changes the ph of the soil where sprayed and to where it runs off. It is not inert once in the soil. And if used near a swale or on top of an incline you will probably see damage to plants not near where you sprayed.

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