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how to keep weeds from growing between patio stones

How to keep weeds from growing between patio stones

If you already have weed growth between your patio stones, here are some helpful steps:

Properly installed paving stones will not be easily susceptible to weed growth. And while choosing the best materials for your project will help prevent weed growth, weeds are experts in finding places to grow. Even just a couple seedlings can quickly spread throughout your entire patio.

It’s important to understand how weeds get in between the paving stones in order to prevent them from growing in the future. Weeds don’t grow from the bottom up; they grow when the sand washes out allowing seedlings to fall from the top and into the spaces between your joints.

There are few things more frustrating than grass between pavers on your pathway or patio. Not only do they make the surface look untidy, but weeds are also tedious to remove. We’ll show you how to prevent weed growth between paving stones.

Despite how determined weeds can be, there are effective solutions that will prevent and deter weeds from growing. Here’s how to prevent weed growth between paving stones.

All the tips listed above will help control and eliminate weed growth. But the best method of prevention is to use properly installed stabilizing sand between your pavers. Stabilizing sand does not allow seedlings to fall between the pavers and grow. To learn more about how EnviroSAND helps deter weed growth watch this video.

How to keep weeds from growing between patio stones

We recommend sealing your paver patio at least every two or three years. Do it every year if you really want a nice, weed-free surface.

If weeds sneak through — and the pesky things do — we can remove them, so you can go back to enjoying your weed-free patio.

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You can choose to fill the cracks between pavers with a polymer sand. This filler, once wet with a hose, turns hard, almost like mortar. It will make it tougher for weeds to take root.

Step 5: If You’re Planning A New Patio

Want to go chemical-free? Pour white vinegar or boiling water over the weeds and grass growing between pavers to knock them out.

Which brings us to.

How to keep weeds from growing between pavers? How to get rid of grass between paving stones?

Step 6: Keep On Sealing

We have your weed-free answers, step by step.

Regular sealing will keep those determined weed seeds from taking hold between your pavers.