Ugly annoying weeds growing on your patio can take away all the beauty from your gorgeous brick pavers. Instead of looking well maintained, your patio may look like lost ruins from the Amazon jungle. You have unwanted and uninvited weeds to thank for that. Time to take out the heavy artillery and do away with the pesky weeds once and for all. However, before you do anything, please take advice from the professionals to remain safe.
Here are 5 ways to get rid of weeds from your patio.
Ridding Weeds The Old Fashioned Way
Pulling out weeds by hand can work to an extent. It is the best way to remove weed with minimal risk to your precious brick pavers.
You can make use of tools to remove weeds from narrow spaces between brick paver gaps. These tools are not just convenient, they are far better than hand alone, because you can scoop out more of the root to prevent weed from growing back. You can use knives, v-notch weeders and Cape Cod weeders.Y ou will have to slave away at your brick pavers to rescue them from the weeds. Unfortunately, the good results of your labor are not permanent.
Boiling water is also effective and probably safer for brick pavers than DIY hacks like vinegar and salt. And a fitting end for unwanted houseplants that you never want to see again. Be careful while pouring boiling water on weed. Don’t burn yourself or innocent houseplants.
It could work. But it is dangerous and tedious. And it is not a lasting solution either.
Salt is a favorite hack for DIYers in their anti-weed campaign. But truth be told, it is a double edged sword that could end up hurting your brick pavers.
There is another big peril from salt that most don’t consider. If you wash your brick pavers (and you must) or if there is rainfall, all that toxic salt could go into your precious lawn and inflict mayhem.
Another darling of the DIY crowd is baking soda. It can do just about anything and everything from cleaning stubborn stains to clearing weed. But you can get more than you bargained for.
For one thing, baking soda is indiscriminate. It will harm weed and innocent houseplants alike. Second, water from rainfall or the pressure hose can carry off baking soda into your lawn and kill the grass. Hardly a pleasant prospect.
Some homeowners use herbicides for taking out pesky weed. You can choose synthetic chemical herbicide if you like. But be warned about its dangers. These dangerous chemicals are highly toxic to you and the environment. They may also be highly damaging to houseplants that you want to protect.
Organic herbicides may sound better. But they are often less effective than the synthetic variety.
It seems that there is no way out. No matter what you do, weed will come back with a vengeance. But don’t throw in the towel just yet.
The Best Solution for Weeds
To minimize the weed problem, you should contact the experts. They have knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Instead of resorting to dangerous hacks that might ruin your brick pavers and lawn, it is far better to seek professional assistance. Don’t take any chances with your brick pavers or lawn.
Brick paver experts can suggest the best course of action to get rid of weed. For example, they know of the right polymeric sand that can greatly hamper the growth of weeds. In short, they know weed-killing tactics that really work in the long term.
So if weed is wreaking havoc on your brick pavers and you don’t know what to do, it is time to call in the experts. Contact us today.