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How to stop weeds from growing in my pavers

Salt is another natural product that you can use to kill weeds. Start by using a 3:1 mixture of water and salt and apply to the area very carefully. Keep in mind that saltwater will also kill other plants, so take care to apply it only to the weeds.

Once they leech into the soil, weeds will have a difficult time growing. These methods need to be re-applied often to work effectively.

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 #3: Salt

Once the larger weeds are removed, pressure wash around the stones.

Like the baking soda and vinegar methods, this is effective since salt dries out the plants to the roots and has a lasting effect.

Preventing Weeds From Growing on a Paver Patio

Post-emergent herbicides work on actively growing weeds and are divided into two categories: selective and non-selective.

Weeds can grow in even the smallest cracks in a patio if you don’t take precautions to prevent them. When you properly install pavers, weeds have a difficult time growing up through the spaces between them.

How to stop weeds from growing in my pavers

Now that you’ve removed all the weeds, it’s time to keep them from coming back.

That’s right. A flat-topped screwdriver works great to pop pesky weeds out by the roots. If you just grab a weed by the stem, you might get the top part of the weed, but the roots will remain. That weed will grow back faster than you can say “Roundup.”

Step 3: Chemical-Free Options

Is there a way to prevent them from sprouting in the first place?

Here at Outback Landscape, we have the skills, tools and knowledge to design and install patios that stand the test of time — and stand up to tenacious weeds.

Step 2: Reach For The Roundup

Your best defense: sealer. You can do it yourself, but this is one of those jobs best left to the pros. It’s a two-person job, you need protective equipment, and there are pro tips to make sure the sealer doesn’t flake off, discolor or seal in dirt and grime.