How to Stop Weeds Growing Between Bricks

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How to Stop Weeds Growing Between Bricks
Kill and prevent weeds that are growing between bricks. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Keeping weeds from growing between bricks is a chore if you want to keep the bricks from becoming overgrown. Instead of purchasing a weed killer for this task, try some homemade solutions that are effective at killing weeds. Boiling water, salt and vinegar make excellent weed killers and are cost effective.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Cooking pot
  • Salt
  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Spray bottle

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  1. 1

    Fill a large pot with water and place it on the stove. Let the water come to a rolling boil. Take the pot off the stove using a potholder and pour the boiling water over the bricks. The boiling water will cook the roots of the weeds growing between your bricks and cause them to die.

  2. 2

    Place a little bit of salt at the base of each weed growing between your bricks. After the salt absorbs into the soil, it will kill the weeds by preventing them from absorbing water. If you wish to keep weeds, or all plants, from growing between your bricks for a while, then spread salt over all the bricks. This will kill and prevent weeds from growing back in this area for a long time. However, this method is not safe if you have plants living nearby, as the salt can leech out and kill plants surrounding the bricks.

  3. 3

    Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and add a few drops of dish soap to the bottle. Spray the vinegar on the weeds growing between your bricks. The vinegar will soak into the leaves of the weeds and draw out the water reserves from the plant, causing it to dry up and die. The soap will act as a spreader for the vinegar.

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