Asked on Apr 22, 2012

what is the best non toxic way to get rid of them dam weeds that grow up through the cracks from my patio bricks?

Josie StarkCliffDea S


10 answers
  • Joy M
    on Apr 22, 2012

    Pour boiling water on them

  • Susan S
    on Apr 22, 2012

    Review the vinegar tips for killing weeds. Boiling water - while it may work, I'd be the one to trip over lint and have to go to the E.R.!!!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 22, 2012

    I'm not sure what you mean by non-toxic, Sheri. One of my garden mentors wrote the book (literally) on backyard ecology and she used Roundup. I think it would take a horticultural grade of vinegar for that to be effective and I wonder if anyone has tried to determine what the long-term effects of its use might be. You might want to invest in a weed torch. A patio is the perfect situation to use one.

  • Sheri
    on Apr 23, 2012

    No round up...I wont use a Monsanto product...I will however try the . vinegar!...Thanks Guys!

  • 3po3
    on Apr 23, 2012

    Boiling water works great for that type of job. Quicker than vinegar if you have whole rows to kill, though it does add some time to boil the water (also keep in mind that boiling water in the microwave uses less energy and time).

  • Sheri
    on Apr 23, 2012

    Boiling as we speak ...Thank You!

  • Walter Reeves
    on Apr 23, 2012

    Would you use a Bayer product? They have something called DuraZone that does what you want.

  • Dea S
    on Apr 23, 2012

    vinegar. boiling water works as well.

  • Cliff
    on Feb 23, 2015

    Mix vinager, bleach and dish detergent with water. Spray and say good by. DON'T PUT ON ANYTHING YOU WANT. Spray the leaves on both sides.

  • Josie Stark
    on Jun 17, 2015

    2 jugs of cleaning vinegar (I buy at food basics right beside regular white vinegar), 1 cup Epsom salts, 2 tbl son blue dawn dish soap. Mix and spray on weeds. They will start to die in an hour. Very effective

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