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how to get rid of weeds growing between patio stones

How to get rid of weeds growing between patio stones

This method can be repeated every four to six weeks.

Weedkiller: Spritz across the offending areas and wait for the results (Image: GETTY)

Then, using a broom brush the baking soda into the cracks holding the weeds.

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How to get rid of weeds between pavers – easy hack using white vinegar (Image: GETTY)

When using white vinegar as a weedkiller, make sure you avoid spraying the mixture on any plants you wish to keep, as it can kill those too.

Pulling weeds can be a time consuming and highly physical task, with kneeling down taking its toll on backs, necks and knees.


First, put the salt and vinegar in a jug and stir until the salt has dissolved.

You will need to have household ingredients like white vinegar, table salt, washing up liquid and a spray bottle for this method.

How to get rid of weeds growing between patio stones

If you hire a contractor to build a new patio, make sure that there’s adequate drainage and pavers are fitted tightly together.

FINAL SCORE: Laura 1, Weeds 0.

Treating an extra-large paver-ed area with a kettle of freshly boiled water might not be practical. Instead, try pressure washing. Hot water works best. To avoid harming your pavers, follow manufacturer’s directions and start with a low pressure.

What’s growing between your pavers: weeds, moss, even tiny trees? If you answer “all of the above,” you’re in the same boat as I was until recently. Seemed like my patio was more vegetation than bricks and I wanted to fix it … fast.

As a home and garden writer, I’m amazed at the plethora of online tips and tricks to solve problems from eliminating weeds between pavers to using up a bumper crop of cucumbers. While some come from reliable sources, I’m pretty sure many recommendations – whether dangerous, ineffective, or wildly expensive in proportion to the problem they promise to solve — have never actually been tested by the folks who promote them.

What I actually used – with great results

Impatient though I was, I took time to research weed removal methods and choose the best. Read how I got rid of all the weeds between my pavers, the easy, green way.

Advantages: Boiling water is cheap and readily accessible. What’s more, it has no long-lasting negative effects on the environment. The liquid hits those weeds with sizzling force, but by the time it drains off and reaches the lawn and garden, it’s cooled down harmlessly.

My method of choice was … wait for it …. boiling water!