Tried rock salt to remove weeds around a cicular gravel driveway .

Susan O'Leary
by Susan O'Leary
Would ocean water be better? Large area.

  7 answers
  • Cindy Pageler Cindy Pageler on Nov 03, 2017

    I would be concerned by bacteria or other ??? using sea water might introduce into your soil. What about making a concentrated salt solution and apply it with a fertilizer feeder hose.

  • Lin Collins Lin Collins on Nov 03, 2017

    Give up on being green. Poison the Hell of the damn weeds.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Nov 03, 2017

    Get a one gallon garden pump sprayer. In a large pot of your stove, mix 4 cups of table salt and 8 cups of water. Heat just until the salt dissolves completely. Pour the mixture into the garden sprayer. Add 3-4 drops of liquid dish soap. Mix the liquid to combine everything well. Add enough additional water to fill the sprayer. Now, spray the weeds with this mixture during the heat of the day. Make sure it is not going to rain for a coupe of days. In 2-3 days, you will see the weeds drying up and dying. Be careful not to get this mixture on any other plants as it will kill them as well.

  • Joan Joan on Nov 03, 2017

    I agree with Lin - sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and go with the chems! But make sure you READ THE LABEL before applying. The no name stuff works just as well as the brand name - you know that "round" stuff.

  • One word - Vinegar. Needs to be applied after rain or snow, but it works, is environmentally friendly and inexpensive.

    • DORLIS DORLIS on Nov 03, 2017

      Only thing is, it kills everything it comes into contact with, you have to use a sprayer that you can aim at the WEED. I also use a piece of cardstock wrapped around the plants I want to save so it does not hit them.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Nov 03, 2017

    I believe in vinegar, it is inexpensive and easy to apply. I use a water sprayer and must be careful around plants you want to keep otherwise the vinegar will kill them too.

  • Ellis Ellis on Nov 07, 2017

    Once you fill the area with salt, you'll have a tough time growing anything there for a very long time. I wouldn't use salt.