Weeds: ‘Highly effective’ 30p trick to kill driveway and patio weeds – will work ‘quickly’


According to Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), weeds on hard surfaces are usually common weeds of lawns or waste ground such as dandelions, annual meadow grass and creeping buttercup that have blown in as seed. It is best to use chemical-free options when it comes to removing any garden weeds as it can help prevent ruining habitats.

Weeds growing on driveways and patios can make the area look messy which will get worse if not treated.

They are often restricted in size due to poor growing conditions but they can still set seed and flower, sometimes into large weeds.

Experts have shared how to get rid of hard surface weeds, including using vinegar.

A spokesperson for GardeningExpress.co.uk said: “There’s nothing more disheartening than seeing hours of hard work in the garden ruined by pesky weeds that seem to sprout from nowhere.

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Around one teaspoon is ideal to coat the entire plant, paying attention to the weed’s stem.

The experts continued: “Salt has been used as a herbicide and pesticide for hundreds of years and is very effective.

“Dilute three parts water with one part salt, mix and leave to stand for 10 minutes to make sure the salt has dissolved.

“Spray the desired weeds with the salty solution but don’t use on lawns, salt can be absorbed into your soil and prevent future growth.”

For weeds growing in the garden, GardeningExpress.co.uk recommended using boiling water, mulching as well as cornmeal.

Rubbing alcohol can also help to remove the moisture that weeds need to survive.


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