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Vinegar can kill weeds and grass when poured full strength in cement driveways or brick walkways.
Only very high acidic content. Table vinegar is useless.
To keep grass from growing between bricks, or cement sidewalk cracks, sprinkle the spaces with salt.
Use rock salt to prevent weeds in cement cracks
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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.
all I do is fill a spray bottle with bleach and spray the area. careful not to spray flowers or other plants.
also not around children or when it's windy (if wind is coming towards you) good luck
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How do you get rid of weeds between patio bricks?
Aside from breaking it up, or spraying with Round Up, you can make a home made vinegar solution or do what I did: pour boiling water on them. This will kill it down to the root, and then it will be easy to rake away.
Straight vinegar in a spray bottle is cheap and effective.
White vinager or apple cider will work..how long does it take to kill grass
I agree about boiling water. I use it between some bricks in teh backyard and also in the cracks in the sidewalk and driveway. It kills the roots but doesn't poison anything. It's also good if you see a place where sugar ants are coming up.
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
White or cider?
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 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.
Will magic sand work to suppress weeds and grass growing among my bluestone areas ?
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.