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how to prevent weeds from growing between pavers

How to prevent weeds from growing between pavers

Selective herbicides can be applied to your whole patio because they target just weeds while having little to no effect on the surrounding grass. Non-selective herbicides will kill every type of plant that they touch, so you should only use them in the middle of your paved area.

Simple household baking soda may be all you need for your weed problems, especially if you want to kill weeds growing near decorative plants you’d like to keep. Baking soda is a natural product that will not contaminate your property or landscaping and is safe for the environment.

Regularly sweeping and maintaining your paved patio will prevent seeds from settling between the stones as well.

The goal is to remove debris and sand from the joints while not disturbing the bedding layer that the pavers are resting on. You’ll need to continue to do this regularly to keep the weeds at bay.

Method #5: Chemical Treatments

You can also use polymeric sand to fill the joints between pavers to lock the joint together and prevent weed growth. Polymeric sand is not ordinary sand, it is a super-fine sand with additives like silica that form a binding agent when mixed with water to better seal cracks between pavers.

To get rid of weeds with baking soda, moisten them with your garden hose and then sprinkle the soda on top of the entire weed.

You can use chemical herbicides to treat weeds on pavers as well, and there are two general types: pre-emergent and post-emergent. Pre-emergent herbicides work on plant seeds and seedlings, and they form a barrier to prevent germination.

Method #1: Baking Soda

To prevent weeds from growing in your paving, you can pour baking soda all over the paved area and then sweep it into the cracks. You should re-apply every four to six weeks. This method works the fastest during spring and fall but can still work during summer.

The high concentration of salt in this formula prevents them from growing back.

How to prevent weeds from growing between pavers

Most of the time, weeds to not sprout up from beneath the pavers. They actually start with seeds that settle between the cracks of the pavers on the surface. Seeds need to take root in order to grow. Sweeping your pavers regularly will disrupt the seeds prior to rooting, helping to inhibit weed growth. Sweeping also removes surface dirt and helps to enhance curb appeal by keeping your pavers looking clean.

Regular Sweeping

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Mechanical Removal

Weeds thrive in cool, damp soil. When the deck or patio is properly sloped, water runs down the slope and doesn’t stay stagnant in the crevices between the pavers, helping to prevent the conditions weeds need to thrive. The slope of the paved area should always tilt away from the house.

Stop and take a look at the weed and understand how its root system works

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You can purchase organic sprays to kill weeds. Always read and follow the instructions outlined by the manufacturer. Follow-up applications may be required.

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