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stop weeds from growing in gravel driveway

Stop weeds from growing in gravel driveway

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Cons; Unfortunately raking also stirs up the dirt that has got into the gravel creating a seed bed for new airborne weeds.

Weeding gravel by hand.

The only sure ways I know to keep gravel weed-free is to dig the weeds out by hand or to treat the area with Glyphosate weed killer. I have described both of the weed control methods I use in this article.

But, gravel pathways and driveways that have light traffic or are neglected can quickly become overgrown with weeds and grass, so let’s look at ways of getting rid of the weeds and then stopping weeds getting into gravel

Using plastic sheeting for weed suppressants; pros and cons

This is the Gallop product I use Click the Amazon picture for more information.

Stop weeds from growing in gravel driveway

Dig out the area of your driveway. If your drive is connecting a lawn ensure you separate using edging stones. Ensure irrigation from your lawn does not run into your gravel.

The final step is to lay a layer of decorative aggregate. You need a decent layer (3 to 5 inches) but not too deep as this can lead to puddle and weed growth.

2. Layer of Landscape Fabric.

A layer of weed control membrane making it difficult for weeds to pop through and for most weeds to bed themselves.

How to stop weeds in gravel. It’s a common sight seeing weeds in gravel driveways. If you’ve not laid a good, weed control fabric foundation or just don’t keep on top of removing those weeds that have planted themselves in the gravel, it’s not long before there’s more weeds than gravel in your drive way and the only way of getting to your car is by using a machete and dodging the man eating fly traps!

4. Another layer of Landscape Fabric.

By laying a later of landscape fabric / weed control membrane it acts as a ground stabilizer so stone and soil do not mix.