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Jim from Churchville, PA
Young kids love to pull things so get them involved. You might want to throw a "weeding party" which ends with a rewarding dip in the pool.
To keep grass from growing between bricks, or cement sidewalk cracks, sprinkle the spaces with salt.
Vinegar can kill weeds and grass when poured full strength in cement driveways or brick walkways.
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How do you get rid of weeds between patio bricks?
What is most effective way to kill weeds that keep growing through my patio?
By A. Laverick
Boiling hot water, kills the plants it's roots and any seeds in the ground cheap and easy.
Boiling salt water is the quickest, safest and cheapest way to kill weeds in a walkway or patio. Just bring a large pot of water to boil and add 1/2 to 1 full container of salt. ( I use the cheapest kind I can find). Once the salt is completely dissolved use a pitcher to pour the water into the cracks were the weeds keep growing, after a few hours you can pull out the wilted, dead weeds.
I pour salt into the sidewalk cracks periodically throughout the growing season, especially after a rain storm. The saltwater dehydrates any roots under the walk and the straight salt keeps any roots from coming back. This is safe to use around children and pets, and won't hurt the environment. I even use it on the walkway between my flower beds and it doesn't hurt any of the established plants.
Adding a little vinegar also to it d
I would not use boiling water on a patio extreme heat and or cold will damage the patio stones and cause them to crack or bust apart over time
How do I keep weeds from growing between block paving?
Re. wire brush, works like a dream for a few days, but wire soon just wears away, used my husband's quite expensive wire brushes next, soon wore out, I was not popular
The problem with weeds growing within the pavers is that they don't grow underneath but they grow in between the pavers. If you can find a solution to this problem then my friend you have the problem solved!
You can get these in b&m for a fraction of the price, around 2.99 or £1 for a short handled version. They also have a sharpened metal part to help scrape out any stubborn weeds
DO YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF THE TOOL TO REMOVE THE WEEDS???
What can I use in my brick driveway, to keep the grass and weeds from growing in between the bricks? I would like to use a product that would keep the plants away for at least a year. Is there a product that will do this? I do know how to kill the plants, but want something that will prevent them from growing!
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Sharon from Southern Illinois
I save used water from boiling vegetables and pasta, and pour on them. Save energy and eco friendly.
Editor's Note: Make sure it is still very hot.
I live in Montreal Canada, and had the same problem.
HOME DEPOT here sells a fine sand called MAGIC SAND, you spread it on your bricks, brush it on the bricks so it fills in between them, then use a hose with a fine mist spray of water to wet the sand, it then hardens like a joint compound and stops all weed growth.
In regards to Roundup, please look into the kind of company you're promoting. Terminator technology is not good for the Earth, I don't care if you're liberal or conservative. Lots of abuses by Monsanto--I will never support them or buy another one of their products.
That said, I'll try the salt and the magic sand, both sound good!
I believe the original requester wanted no grass, not short grass. In the winter, vegetation on the driveway contributes together with ice to slipperiness.
Roundup isn't the only option. A second's Googling for grass killer turned up a green (oxymoron given the purpose?) product called BurnOut, a concoction of lemon juice, vinegar, and clove oil. Have no idea how well or how long it would work, since clove oil is volatile and the acids would rinse away. Or, there's another synthetic product called Preen, and another one called Remuda and another one called Spectracide. Plain old salt would probably be the "greenest" long lasting option. Or have some fun every few months with a Dragon's Breath torch and a tank of propane.
How do I stop weeds in my flower beds? I pull them up, turn the soil over, and within two weeks they are back with vengeance.
By Nix from England
You can plant lot of small glad bulbs & flowers to choke out the grass & weeds or do as we did with my garden. We made a 30x20 foot garden in our back yard with plastic and cement blocks. You do not have to remove grass. Put down plastic or a thick layer of news papers, and place cement blocks on top around the edge of the space. Then, fill it with composted manure. You have a garden without weeds or grass for years. Add more compost as needed every year. I get manure from Lowe's in 40 pound bags, I have a garden all the year, I also make flower beds the same way.
I have a black thumb, but I squirted some plain apple cider vinegar on a weed that was growing between some bricks and in two days it was gone.
I don't know what would happen if you used it around flowers; would the flowers die too?
I believe the composted manure over paper or plastic will work 2 years the most, because weed seeds flowing in the air will sooner or later germinate in the manure as well as wherever else there is organic matter. Anyhow, as we said in NY., that's been my experience. Yes, there's no rest for the weary!
Why not just make a fire in the fireplace? By the way, there is no such thing as a "mild" herbicide. They are all toxic to your environment.
I have lovely green moss of some kind volunteering in my sandstone patio in the hot, afternoon sun. Unfortunately I also have dandelions and other weeds cropping up, even right in the midst of the moss. Can I kill the weeds without killing the moss, and if so, how? Pulling the weeds is a full-time job!
By Julie L.
You are just going to have to bite the bullet here. Most broadleaf weed killers will also damage and perhaps kill the moss. You might take a sample of the moss to your local nursery or Cooperative Extension agent to an accurate identification, and then look for a broadleaf herbicide that says it is safe for your particular moss.
I have land crabs in my front lawn. Who do I get rid of them?
By Rosepeddel from Port Isabel, TX