weeds growing between pavers

Weeds growing between pavers

All you need to do is generously sprinkle baking soda over the paving stones which have the offending weeds.

Gardeners share a common enemy in weeds, with unwanted, fast-growing plants popping up in nuisance areas. This can be among flowers, on lawns, in borders or even in-between paving stones. Many weeds are an eyesore, sprouting up quickly and taking over spaces – however, you can use white vinegar to kill them.

When using white vinegar as a weedkiller, make sure you avoid spraying the mixture on any plants you wish to keep, as it can kill those too.

Finally, either with a hose or bucket, wash your patio down with water.


This depends on the hardiness of the weed, however, as you may not see results for 24 hours.

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Next, pour in the washing up liquid and mix once more.

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Another method for quickly removing weeds between paving stones is to use baking soda.

In the heat of the day, spray the undiluted white vinegar directly on to the leaves and roots of the weeds.

Pour the hot water directly on to the weed, making sure to drench any leaves as well as the roots.

Leave the flame-treated weeds in place as removing them encourage root seeds and bulbs below to germinate. The burnt weeds will compost naturally in place.

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Vinegar Spray

Weeds – they’re often the number one enemy of gardeners; and weeds growing up between pavers can be a constant and ongoing problem.

Stop and take a look at the weed and understand how its root system works

Gather the weed together at the base and then lift it out – roots and all!

Hot Water Method

Fill your kettle and turn it on.

Fill a spray bottle with undiluted household white vinegar. (Typically, with a concentration of 5% acetic acid. Make sure to label the bottle and keep out of reach of children.)