Monday, September 01, 2014

How to get rid of weeds in cracks...organically

Our house is 35 years old and there are more cracks in the driveway and sidewalks than there used to be. Here is my technique for cleaning those up.

After pulling out the easy to remove weeds, get your landscaping weed whacker. Okay, there is no such thing, but that is what I use mine for. Landscaping and gardening. So first take your weed whacker. Put on safety goggles. Turn your WW on its side and clean out the crack as best you can. Part two will only work on a sunny day. The hotter and sunnier the better. Now that there are just really short stubs of weeds in the crack, if anything at all, spray pickling vinegar in the crack. Don't skimp. I use a sprayer that you can get at a garden centre or even Walmart. They range from about $10. to $30. The sun will fry the stubs that are left. Go out once or twice a week and see if there is anything green. If there is...pickling vinegar. The secret is to get them when they regrow slightly and when they are tiny. Blast them again with the vinegar and I can pretty much guarantee they will NOT come back. This is exactly how I kill dandelions!! 

...there are lots of vinegar based weed killer recipes out there. I've tried all of them and nothing works any better than straight old pickling vinegar...

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