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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
We understand that a lot of our customers aren’t too keen on weeds. In fact, if you’ve read this blog before you might’ve noticed us banging on about them. And we stand by what we’ve said; a pattern imprinted concrete driveway really can solve the weed problem, at least on the area of your property which you have surfaced.
Here’s an interesting anti-weed tip that we found out about recently, and this time it’s for aquatic weeds. Apparently, bunging some watercress into your pond can work wonders when it comes to getting rid of blanket weed and duck weed.
So, if you’ve got a pond, it’s something to bear in mind. Next time you’re out the garden centre, pick up some watercress, and it should help to clear up any weed problems you’ve been having with your pond.
When it comes to your driveway, the best way to guard against weeds is to have a properly installed solid surface, like our pattern imprinted concrete. Because pattern imprinted concrete driveways require an excavated area to be lined with a membrane and then filed with sub-base, and are too strong for weeds to grow through, there shouldn’t be any problems with weeds on your driveway.
29th November 2010