How do I kill grass growing in driveway cracks?
Ernest from Kansas City
I've used a mix of equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. I've also added a little bit of dishwashing liquid to help the mix stay on the weeds. Works well, they usually come back eventually, but it's easy to respray them each time.
Instead of nuking the dirt every so often, getting trapped into a routine, go to your home center for a patching material and glue the cracks shut!
I have been using plain boiling water. It really works. Have been doing this for a few years.
Yup on the ole White Vinegar. Got the idea from previous suggestions on this great list, have used it straight from the cheap, cheap supermarket gallon jug. As also stated in previous posts, the sun and vinegar kill off all of the weeds. Do it morning, let the sun bake it in, I was picking out dead weeds that night. Had to soak the larger clumps of grass (tried to conserve the vinegar), but gone now.
Great suggestions from those that know.
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Use boilingwater, or a salt or vinegar solution. (04/07/2005)
Plain old vinegar poured on the cracks will work. Your yard will smell like a German salad for a day, but that will fade away. :-)
It does wear off, but we've only had to treat our sidewalk twice each summer. (04/08/2005)
I use white vinegar, just pour it from the bottle onto weeds, it's cheaper then weed killer and also does not hurt pets. (04/08/2005)