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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.
Photo by Anthony Albright
6th June 2012
There is, to use a traditional phrase from the North West, nowt quite as queer as folk. That said, we’ve yet to find anyone who actively enjoys weeding their front garden. And ditto trying to get rid of weeds growing through driveway surfaces like loose gravel or block paving. Weedkiller works sometimes, but manual labour is the only real answer. Of course, some people don’t mind about weeds, but if you’re one of the people who does, they can be a real nightmare.
Do you dream of the day when you no longer have to spend time removing unsightly weeds from your drive? Well, it’s one of the many benefits of having a pattern imprinted concrete driveway. Because pattern imprinted concrete is impermeable, weeds and other plants don’t have a chance to grow through from underneath your driveway surfacing.
And because pattern imprinted concrete driveways are coated with a special protective sealant – or at least they should be; all of ours are – they’ll remain impermeable. Isn’t concrete fantastic, ey? With our pattern imprinting, we can combine the long lasting (and weed-beating) qualities of concrete with the visual appeal of traditional block paving techniques. If you have a peek at our case studies, you’ll see a lot of lovely driveways, and absolutely no weeds.
2nd September 2010