Safe weed-killer for stone/brick patio?

garden_whimsyJanuary 30, 2008

Is there a safe weed-killer option that I can use this spring on my stone/brick (whatever it is) patio? The weeds grow up in the sand filler between each brick, and they are very aggressive. I took them out by hand all last summer and it felt like such a waste of time, when the mid-western climate made them grow back in a day or two. Any suggestions?

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melonhedd

Good old fashioned vinegar does the trick for me - the strong stuff(10%)sprayed directly on plants kills them off for quite awhile.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2008 at 7:36PM
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lorna-organic

I, too, use white vinegar as a weed killer in certain areas, such as between bricks. I only use vinegar where I have no intention of planting anything. For instance, I have some tough native grass growing in my gravel driveway. I used full-strength vinegar last year. It killed the unwanted grass, and kept the grass from growing back for six months.
Lorna

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 8:55AM
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nickie(between 5-7)

One solution that might work is boiling water staight off the stove. Mind you it is tedious and you have to do it a few times before it is 100% successful. It you have a small area it works great, larger areas I use my husbands blow torch first on the leaves before I use the boiling water.
Sharon

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 11:27AM
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garden_whimsy

Vinegar is amazing. Thanks! I'll try it this spring.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 7:44PM
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PaulNS(NS zone 6a)

I'm going to use vinegar again this year too, this time in a recipe for keeping grass from growing: a mixture of 4 litres of white vinegar , 1 cup salt and 1 teaspoon of dish liquid. The salt will ruin the soil where it's applied, so choose the area carefully.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2008 at 8:36AM
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oakridge2

Here is a link to an all natural herbicide.

Here is a link that might be useful: All Natural Herbicide

    Bookmark   February 2, 2008 at 4:06PM
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