How to Kill Weeds Between Paving Stones?

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Patios, garden paths, walkways, driveways, pool decks or courtyards looks very beautiful and clean by installing paving stones. Pavers are elegant, safe to walk, stay durable and strong for years to come, as well as change your outdoor spaces totally with so many style, shape and pattern possibilities. Best of all, they are easy to clean with usual or rare washing. Are they really good? Of course, yes… but all those unwanted weeds between paving stones letdown their values badly. Weeds are so annoying; they wipe out beauty of paver stone walkways, decks and promenades. Normally, weeds can grow in small cracks and gap in between landscaping pavers. If left untreated, they grow and multiply until pavers are totally overgrown with flora. Hence, getting rid of weeds between pavers becomes really necessary. Some useful and simple ways for removing weeds between pavers are given below. Just go through them and enjoy this SOLID BEAUTY in neat and clean way.

How to Kill Weeds Between Paving Stones?

Ways to stop weeds between pavers:

Baking Soda

This is the safest and simplest way to stop weeds and grasses from growing in the cracks of your paved patios, driveways and walkways. Sprinkle handful of baking soda on top of the concrete and just sweep it into the cracks using brush. If you add sodium with baking soda, then result will be much better.

Bleach

Simple but very carefully pour household bleach between the cracks of your stone pavers. When you do this, just make sure that it may not overspill and damage other plant life in the region of your deck or walkway. Also, care should be taken in respect of your pets and children. You should wear protective gloves. You can control the amount of bleach you apply, by pouring the bleach into a spray bottle.

Once you have finished, cover up the weeds using bricks or pieces of plywood to obstruct their exposure to sunlight. Wait for a few days to let weeds die completely. Now, you can easily pull weeds out, and this applied bleach will also stop weeds from coming back.

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Vinegar and Dish Soap Solution

Mix 2 cups of white distilled vinegar along with half cup of liquid dish soap and 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Ensure to take vinegar with 15 percent acidity. Now, shake the bottle properly to mix the solution. Here, spray bottle can control your spraying amount of the solution. Spray the solution straight onto the weeds along with their roots, however be careful not to get solution on the surrounding plants because they may die too. Also, plan to apply vinegar on a calm day as this can put off the wind from blowing the vinegar onto the plant life surrounding the pavers.

Now, block out the direct contact to sunlight by covering the vinegar-soaked weeds with pieces of plywood. Wait for three days, then take away the plywood and check the weeds whether they become brown and lifeless or not. If not then pour boiling water on them carefully without damaging any nearby vegetation. Again wait for three days, so that water can reach the weeds’ roots and kill them. Now, pull the dull weeds and their roots out from between the pavers.

Borax

Get rid of those irritating weeds that grow in the cracks of the pavers by sprinkling borax into all the crevices. It will kill them off earlier than they have a possibility to take root. Borax also keeps away ants and other six-legged trespasser from entering your house. Don’t forget that it is toxic to plants, so take enough care when applying borax.

Boil water

Boil 1 gallon of water and pour it straightforwardly between the pavers before it loses its high temper. Make it stronger by mixing with vinegar-and-lemon juice solution. Repeat the treatment for any time you want until weeds stop growing between the pavers.

Salt

Salt has been used to eradicate weeds from the early period of ancient Rome. Salt is a corrosive that destroys plants, also it will ward off ants. Thus, you have a double and low-cost helper with salt. Just sprinkle salt in between cracks and crevices, as well; you can get a solution of about 1 cup salt in 2 cups water to a boil. Pour this straightforwardly on the weeds to destroy them. However, spreading salt directly onto the weeds is very effective.

Pressure washer

Explode weeds off the pavers with a force of water. Direct the water at a 45-degree angle and spray from corner to corner of the surfaces to simply remove weeds.

Bottles

Before trying any herbicides to get rid of weeds, be careful not to spray and destroy surrounding plants. Here, it would be good if you can separate the weed you want to kill. This can be possible, just cut a 2-liter soda bottle in half and put the top half above the weed you want to spray. Now, set your pump’s spraying wand from side to side the usual opening in the top of the bottle and flash away. Once the spray settles down, lift up the bottle and move on to the next one. Don’t forget to wear goggles and gloves when you spray chemicals in the garden.

Carpet Scraps

Put a series of carpet scraps upside down and wrap them with bark mulch otherwise straw for a weed-free garden path. Make use of minor scraps as mulch around your vegetable garden.

Shower Curtains

Just put the shower curtain underneath the mulching material to stop irritating weeds from poking through.

Vodka

If you want quick resolution, mix 1 ounce – about 30 milliliters vodka, a few drops liquid dish soap along with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Now, spray mixture on the weed leaves. Try to apply it to weeds growing in direct sunlight at noon on a sunny day as the alcohol breaks down the waxy cuticle layering on leaves, leaving them vulnerable to dehydration in sunshine. It won’t work in shadow.

Spray & Wash Stain Removal

You can spray a chemical weed and grass killer, for example – Roundup, straight onto the grass between the stones. This works really great and will not harm the soil at all.

WD-40

Just spray some WD-40 on weeds, and they’ll fade and die.

Other Chemical products

Chemical products having potassium, salt, zinc sulfate, zinc chloride or zinc-copper sulfate can be also used to treat weeds. They are greatly effective, but frequently create unpleasant side-effects; even some of them stain paver surfaces and destroy plants.

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