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For block and concrete driveways weeds can be an annoying and common problem. One of the least talked about and easiest ways to kill many weeds is with boiling water. This is an inexpensive first step if your weed problem is not too severe. It will kill most kinds of annual weeds, as well as many types of perennial weeds. Firstly you will want to cut the weeds down as far as you can, then simply pour a kettle of boiling water over them.
For more stubborn weeds a good method to get rid of them is to use vinegar. Normal vinegar you can find in the supermarket is only a 5% solution, and not strong enough for this job. A 10% vinegar solution can be found where canning and pickling supplies are sold. Spray the vinegar directly on the weeds, taking care not to get any in your eyes or inhale the fumes. You may also want to wear gloves and eye protection for this. For very stubborn weeds, a 20% vinegar solution may be needed, but this is comparatively expensive. Try the weaker solution first before making this investment.
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6th June 2012