Getting weeds out of paving?
November 2, 2007 7:21 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to get weeds out of brick paving?
posted by krisjohn to home & garden (20 answers total)
We've got a paved section outside the back door. The weeds grow out from between the bricks. We've tried using a "whipper snipper" ("weed whacker"), but that resulted in a shattered glass door when a small stone was picked up by it. (We have glass on two sides of the area.)
We've tried poisoning the weeds, but you still have to dig them out. We tried covering a section with opaque plastic to kill the weeds without poison, but they didn't die after a couple of weeks and the plastic looks crap.
Currently, the most effective way is to dig them out with a screwdriver, but that's an awful lot of work, particularly for something that will come back.