One of the main causes of damages to pavers is weeds growing between pavers. Aside from making the pavers unappealing, weeds can be quite annoying. The worst thing is that they can grow anywhere even through the smallest cracks between your pavers. Getting rid of these weeds is the key to avoiding high expenses in paver repairs San Diego. But how do you kill them?
In everything that you do, it is imperative that you take very good care of your pavers. This is more so when it comes to the removal of weeds. The last thing you want is to have to spend money on paver repairs San Diego simply because you yanked a weed out the wrong way. In this post, we shall be looking at some of the best methods you can use to kill weeds.
If you are on a tight budget or need a quick fix to a weed problem, you simply need to walk into your kitchen and get table salt. For the salt to work, you will have to mix it with water. The solution needs to be 3 parts water and 1-part salt. You need to apply the solution to the weeds. Be careful because saltwater can damage other plants.
Do you have baking soda in your kitchen? If you do, you still don’t need to head to the store. Household baking soda will kill weeds and keep them from sprouting again. The reason baking soda works is because of its high salt content. This causes weeds to dry out from the roots. For this solution, you need to wet the weeds with water then sprinkle baking soda on them. To prevent future growth, you can pour baking soda on your pavers and sweep it into the cracks. The best time to do this is during Spring and fall. Reapply at least once a month.
Vinegar has acetic acid which draws moisture out of weeds. This causes them to die. Vinegar offers fast results. For a more potent solution, mix a gallon of white vinegar with a teaspoon of concentrated dish soap and two cups of table salt. Use a spray bottle to apply the solution carefully on weeds and paver cracks.
There are chemicals available for killing weeds. Herbicides come in two types: pre-emergent and post-emergent. Pre-emergent herbicides work on the seeds and seedlings thus creating a barrier that stops germination. Post-emergent work on growing weeds.
Weeds can be a nuisance. If you don’t control them in time, they may require you to call in an expert for both weed control and paver repairs San Diego. Never take too long to take care of the weeds that grow between your pavers.