Need help with weeds on paving and in garden beds.

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How to get rip of weeds that come up on the paving.using home remedies that can be used.
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  • Coleen Koehler Coleen Koehler on Sep 25, 2015
    I have used a homemade weed killer[equal to Round-up] Its very good. 1 gallon white vinegar, 1 cup table or canning salt, a heavy squirt of blue dawn dish soap.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 25, 2015
    I use the same thing. Because I have three dogs I am always afraid they will lick the regular weed killer.
  • Evelyn Fullwood Evelyn Fullwood on Sep 25, 2015
    The weed killer recipe I had overnight success with was: 2 cups Epson salts, 1/4 cup dish liquid (Dawn is good) mixed into 1 gallon of white vinegar. It was a miracle how quickly the weeds died and stayed dead!!!!!
  • Jota Rinehart Jota Rinehart on Sep 25, 2015
    I just use a large squirt bottle with white vinegar, a little bit of dawn dish soap. turning the nozzle to stream then go at the weeds. I wait until it's sunny out and no wind. The next day they are dead and I pull them out..Make sure there is no wind because it kills other plants that you may Love.
  • Sandi Remedios Sandi Remedios on Sep 26, 2015
    You can also just pour boiling water on the weeds. If you are using the vinegar and salt, be very careful not to get it on the plants you want to keep. Salt especially will spread out if used heavily and kill neighbouring plants.
  • Deb Deb on Sep 26, 2015
    I used the the vinegar, salt and Dawn solution twice. It kills quickly but in my yard the weeds come back quickly and more densely. I have given up on this homemade mix.
  • Jmschneider Jmschneider on Sep 26, 2015
    I have tried many things but my absolute favorite is baking soda. Just sprinkle on a fair amount and wait a few days. Plants will turn blackish or brown and be very easy to pull (root and all). It will kill whatever it gets on so be careful. Its cheep, easy, no mixing, and very safe for everyone (including my free range chickens and young kids). And you don't have to worry if its gonna rain soon (like the vinegar), it still works. I used it all summer and did notice things will grow back but they are easier to pull when they do. Try it!!
  • Mary Jaeger Mary Jaeger on Sep 26, 2015
    Straight vinegar will kill them.
  • Ann Ann on Sep 26, 2015
    I use vinegar, salt and dish soap on my gravel paths but it has to be applied several times over to successfully get rid of weeds.Be persistent! In flower beds I water thoroughly then hand pull rather than use any kind of weed killer.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Sep 27, 2015
    I too pull up weeds in flowerbeds. I have als heard that horticultural vinegar works; but I have never use it.
  • Randi VanDyne Randi VanDyne on Sep 27, 2015
    Pouring boiling water on the weeds kills them in just a few days with no chemicals (Yes, vinegar is a chemical). I bought a used electric teapot at the Goodwill. I heat the water on the back porch while I putter with other tasks. Then I just pour the boiling water on the weeds. I use it on weeds in my driveway cracks and on the dry stone creekbed in my yard. Works perfectly.
  • Roseann Lawrence Roseann Lawrence on Oct 02, 2015
    Salt water will kill it of
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