Summertime is ideal for getting outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. But before you can do that, you need to get your patio or driveway ready! If you have concrete pavers, weed removal can be a pain. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Paradise Asphalt Maintenance will discuss seven DIY weed removal tips that will help you get your concrete pavers looking new again!
Weed Removal Methods
Weed removal can be a time-consuming and challenging task, but it is essential to do if you want your concrete pavers to look new. You can use three methods to remove weeds from your concrete pavers, and we will discuss each one in detail.
1. Manual Removal
Manual removal involves using a trowel or other tool to dig up the weed and pull it out of the paver. This method is best for small weeds or those just starting to grow.
2. Chemical Removal
Chemical removal involves spraying the weed with a herbicide or other chemical solution. This method is best for more enormous weeds or those more difficult to remove manually.
3. Mechanical Removal
Mechanical removal involves using a power washer or other machinery to remove the weed from the paver. This method is best for large weeds or those that are difficult to remove manually or with chemicals.
DIY Tips For Weed Removal
Here are seven tips to help you get rid of those pesky weeds:
- Use a putty knife or other sharp tool to loosen the weed from the cracks in the pavers. Then, remove any debris with your hands or a small brush.
- Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and water. Spray the weed directly, being careful not to overspray and damage other plants nearby. The vinegar solution will kill the weed within a few days.
- Use boiling water in between pavers to kill the growing weed. The heat will kill the weed instantly. Save yourself or other plants nearby from hot water splashes.
- Make a saltwater solution by dissolving one cup of salt in two cups of warm water. Pour the solution over the weed and wait for it to die. This method may take a few days to work but is effective on most types of weeds.
- Cover the area with mulch. It will not let the sunlight reach the weed and eventually kill it. Be sure to use an organic mulch so that it doesn’t add chemicals to the soil.
- Dig up the weed, roots, and all, using a small shovel or trowel. It is the most effective method but also the most time-consuming.
- If you have a persistent weed problem, consider spraying the area with an herbicide designed for killing weeds in paved areas. Carefully follow the directions on the label.