Best way to kill grass in preparation for cement paths?

grass and blackberry bushes to get rid of.

  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 30, 2017
    cut the bushes all the way down and use a total vegetation killer

  • Antk8 Antk8 on Dec 30, 2017
    Boiling water. Renting one of those steam cleaners would be easier, but just boiling water would be cheaper. In other words, cook it!

  • JoAnne JoAnne on Dec 30, 2017
    lay card board down ,,wet ground first then the card board then wet it as well and keep it wet after a week or so,, gone

  • Linda Hunt Linda Hunt on Dec 30, 2017
    If you are able to lay a thickish layer of newspaper or cardboard a few inches below the pathway to be laid. Works like a charm and ink is vegetable based now which is a big bonus too! The layer of topcoat should be about 4: for maximum protection. The sod that you cut out first should be laid upside down on top of the paper/cardboard and then "topped up". Learned this from a Master Gardener here in Ontario Canada. You can also create a new garden bed by using just the sod trick no paper/cardboard layer for your pretties or yummies~ Zero waste is music to my ears.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Dec 31, 2017
    Boiling water + vinegar will do the trick- good luck!