Posted on Aug 5, 2019

Driveways Glasgow HQ

How to Kill Weeds Permanently on Paved Surfaces
Examples: Weeds on driveways, paths, gardens, and patios.

Prevention: At some point, it’s likely that weeds will appear in the cracks on a paved surface. These weeds aren’t growing up from beneath the surface. Instead, they’re growing from seeds that have blown into the sand used to fill the gaps between paving stones. As dirt also accumulates in the gaps, so weeds will flourish.

This means that, apart from making sure there is weed control fabric beneath your paving, the only prevention is to maintain your paving. You can do this by regularly brushing and washing it, using a sealant or launching a pre-emptive strike by using weed killer.

Cure: Once weeds have appeared in your paving, you can easily remove them manually. This can be done by hand or by using a special weeding tool for paving. You might also kill the weed first by pouring boiling water over them, spraying weed killer or using a flame gun.

To stop weeds coming back in a hurry, the next step is to clean the surface with a pressure washer. This will remove the gunk from between the slabs and also some of the sand. The gaps can then be refilled with fresh paving sand.

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