Like the baking soda and vinegar methods, this is effective since salt dries out the plants to the roots and has a lasting effect.
Because vinegar is harmful to all plants, it should be applied using a spray bottle ad overspray should be controlled. For longer-lasting results, mix 1 gallon of white vinegar, 2 cups of table salt, and 1 tsp of concentrated dish soap and spray on all the weeds and cracks in the patio.
Let’s look at a couple of ways to prevent and get rid of weeds on a patio.
Method #4: Pressure Washing
Vinegar, like baking soda, is a natural household product that is safe to use as a weed killer. Vinegar has acetic acid, which draws the moisture out of plants causing them to die. Vinegar is extremely fast-acting and will result in brown, withered weeds within 24 hours.
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, works by overloading the weed with salt, causing it to dry out all the way to the roots and die.
Method #2: Vinegar
Regularly sweeping and maintaining your paved patio will prevent seeds from settling between the stones as well.
To get rid of weeds with baking soda, moisten them with your garden hose and then sprinkle the soda on top of the entire weed.
Now that you’ve removed all the weeds, it’s time to keep them from coming back.
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Step 3: Chemical-Free Options
We recommend sealing your paver patio at least every two or three years. Do it every year if you really want a nice, weed-free surface.
You can choose to fill the cracks between pavers with a polymer sand. This filler, once wet with a hose, turns hard, almost like mortar. It will make it tougher for weeds to take root.
Step 6: Keep On Sealing
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This method should only used by adults and should not be undertaken during times of high fire danger. Please check for any relevant fire restrictions beforehand.
Be extremely carefully carrying a kettle filled with boiling water outdoors. This method is not suitable for children.
You can purchase organic sprays to kill weeds. Always read and follow the instructions outlined by the manufacturer. Follow-up applications may be required.
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Stand (keeping good posture) then move to the next weed and repeat!
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Stop and take a look at the weed and understand how its root system works
Hot Water Method
Glossy leafed weeds will turn ‘matte’ when enough heat has been applied and smaller weeds will burn.
Gather the weed together at the base and then lift it out – roots and all!