How to win against patio and driveway weeds

Weeds can be a nuisance to deal with and an eyesore on an otherwise healthy, beautiful lawn. By August, you’ve probably had the opportunity to see the weed situation on your lawn for yourself and have maybe even taken some steps to kill the weeds infecting your grass. While weeds on your lawn can definitely be tricky to fight against, fighting weeds that grow through cracks on your patio and driveway are a different beast altogether. Let’s take a look at some tips and tricks that will help you win against patio and driveway weeds this summer season.

  1. Don’t pull your weeds. Weeds that grow through cracks in your driveway and patio have well-established root systems that have developed underneath the surface of your patio or driveway. Merely pulling out your weeds will usually leave the root system intact and as a result, the weeds will simply grow back in a matter of days.

  2. Pick up a liquid weed control spray from your local home and garden outlet and apply it to the weeds on your patio and driveway, making sure that you are targeting the roots of the weed as much as possible. Other blogs have advised that using a simple white vinegar solution can also kill driveway and patio weeds, but we haven’t tested this solution so use it at your own discretion.

  3. Fill the cracks on your patio and driveway. After the weed control has done its magic and you’ve allowed it kill the weeds, take some time to fill all of the cracks on your patio and driveway to prevent new weeds from emerging later.

  4. Improve drainage. Weeds love water. Improving the drainage around your patio and driveway will deprive weeds of the moisture they need to grow.

  5. Clean the surface of your patio and driveways regularly. Sweeping your walkways will clear them of any weed seedlings that may have landed on your patio and driveway and as a result, inhibit the growth of new weeds on your property.

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Nenad Dumanovic

Nenad Dumanovic worked for Yardly, the Lawn Care and Snow Removal Service Platform, as an Operations Coordinator. Read his posts for insights to maintaining the perfect lawn and property.