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Article: How to Spray Weeds and Insects Without Killing Everything Else: Grass Between the cracks of bricks

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ShadowJack
Westville, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 22, 2008
2:10 PM

Post #5141995

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
Uncasville, CT
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2008
4:32 PM

Post #5142635

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)

June 22, 2008
4:33 PM

Post #5142643

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
Uncasville, CT
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2008
10:03 PM

Post #5143879

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)

June 23, 2008
12:42 AM

Post #5144410

Fantastic!...I will be doing that. Someone else suggested a blow torch, I kinna like that idea as well...lol
raebeags
Dighton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #5320855

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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