Brick Patio Weed Control In researching this article, I found one instance where a homeowner was so incensed by weeds in her patio that she set fire to them with a blowtorch! Luckily, several items provide better service as a weeding tool and there are several better alternatives for brick patio weed control.
Of course, best method of brick patio weed control is proper installation of your brick patio. An under-layment of pea gravel, topped by a layer of sturdy landscape cloth, covered with a layer of sand will give your brick patio a firm footing as well as cramp style of any weeds in area. Nevertheless, if your brick patio is already installed and running rampant with weeds, here are some tips to help you succeed in brick patio weed control.
First, to make your brick patio weed control plan a success, implement your plan before weeds flower. This keeps weeds from going to seed and helps make a short-term plan last for a longer time.
For following tip and other tips that involve weed dousing of one sort or another, use a piece of cardboard or scrap of Plexiglas to protect nearby plants.
One of best ways to kill a vegetable of any kind is to cook it. Boiling water is a natural and very inexpensive weed-wilter and works to kill most forms of annual weeds and kills or weakens many types of perennial weeds. A teakettle is your weeding tool. Fill it with water and bring it to a boil. While you’re waiting (because a watched pot never boils, you know!) go outside and cut culprits down to their crowns. When water begins to boil, grab kettle (using a potholder) and pour water on crowns of weeds, holding kettle high enough only to avoid splashing. Killing weeds with boiling water will also scald any biological organisms that get splashed, but more will return as soon as soil cools.