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Article: How to Spray Weeds and Insects Without Killing Everything Else
ShadowJack Westville, IL (Zone 5b) I have Brick pathways running through my garden...I don't have enough time in the day to keep pulling it and I am scared of anything bleeding into the garden...Will vinegar work there?
tonileland Clinton, CT (Zone 6a) Absolutely! This is the perfect solution to weeds in crevices. Use the solution sparingly so you won't have run-off problems.
ShadowJack Westville, IL (Zone 5b) Straight vinegar? or a mixture? and can it be distilled white, or does it have to be applecider from the grocery store?
Thanks for your help
tonileland Clinton, CT (Zone 6a) Straight vinegar. Don't spray before expected rain because the dilution overrides the effect.
The acetic acid in vinegar is what makes it effective, so use distilled which is 30% (as opposed to cider which is only 5%).
Vinegar will kill many weeds in various stages of growth, but won't faze some. You'll just have to experiment. But for the cracks in concrete, I've had great success.
ShadowJack Westville, IL (Zone 5b) Fantastic!...I will be doing that. Someone else suggested a blow torch, I kinna like that idea as well...lol
raebeags (Zone 6a) you could buy a flamer a good one costs about 50 bucks. You attach it to a hand held propane tank. You don't burn the grass you just dry up the water cells. In a few hours the grass starts wilting away. Take a push broom to it the next day and just pick it up. Works on moss between bricks too!!
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