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Weeds. How do you get rid of them effectively from your driveway?

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Weeds, moss and grass look unsightly on your driveway. What are effective ways to get rid of plants from your driveway?

Mechanical removal

Manual removal of all weeds is the easiest method. Weeds should be pulled out by the roots. Only then can you be sure that they will not reappear as quickly. This method is very laborious and not very effective. This method is very labor intensive and not very effective, and will only work if the weeds grow singly.

Burning

Firing weeds from the driveway is a very invasive method. It is worth using this method when there are a lot of weeds in the driveway that grow quickly. Burning is a very effective method of removing moss from a driveway.

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Ecological weed removers

An eco-friendly and safe method is natural weed removers.

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Vinegar spray

Make a solution of water and vinegar (2:1), mix, and then spray the solution on the weeds. This solution is very effective, but cannot be used in areas where other plants are growing. The vinegar spray does not damage the driveway surface, so it can even be used on paving stones

Baking soda

Baking soda is a product that can be used to control weeds, on any type of pavement. To get rid of weeds, all you need to do is sprinkle baking soda on the weeds and leave it for a few days. Sprinkling baking soda on weeds should be done in early spring when the weeds are very small – this will help prevent them from growing back in

If the weeds are larger, you can make a solution of baking soda and warm water – dissolve 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 2 liters of warm water then spray the weeds

Pelargonic Acid

Pelargonic acid can be found in geranium essential oil. Simply add a dozen drops of the oil to 1 liter of water. Then spray this on the weeds in your driveway.

Bleach for laundry

All you need to do is spray the weeds on your driveway with laundry bleach, and then remove the burnt plants from the roots after a few days. Unfortunately, this method is not suitable for removing weeds from paving stones – stains may remain.

Alcohol

Prepare a solution with:

  • 2 glasses of water,
  • 30 ml of vodka,
  • a few drops of liquid soap.

Everything should be mixed, then pour into a spray bottle and spray the weeds. The spraying should be done on a sunny day.

Chemical weed removers for the driveway

There are many weed removers available in stores for removing weeds from your driveway. It’s worth reaching for these remedies when natural methods prove ineffective.

Organic chemicals

You can find 100% natural chemicals for weed removal in garden stores, and these are:

  • Substral AntyChwast,
  • Effect 24H,
  • HERBISTOP 500 ml COMPO.

The above products contain pelargonic acid in their composition, which is effective in removing weeds.

Chemicals

Chemicals that contain glyphosate in their formulation are very effective for quick and effective control of all weeds. This ingredient can be found in preparations such as:

  • Randap,
  • Agrosar,
  • Orkan.
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