Sidewalk Weed Control

We often think of the wonderful healing qualities of plants and gardens, but fail to realize how much damage we can do using conventional gardening products. Use these eco-friendly, health friendly tips to control weeds in your garden without chemical herbicides that can cause serious health problems.

Use this tried-and-true recipe for weeds growing in sidewalk cracks and between bricks, not in the garden (the plants will be killed).

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 teaspoon liquid detergent
  • 1 gallon vinegar

Easy Directions

Combine the ingredients in a bucket. Stir to blend. Sprinkle over weeds.


Dana W.
Dana W.3 years ago

I have some persistent weeds that don't respond even to commercial natural weed spray. Will try this recipe but plan to spot apply with sponge brushes to reduce getting on my flowers.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for this article.

Penny C.
penny C.3 years ago

Thank you.

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago


Ann Breeden
Ann Breeden3 years ago

I've bookmarked this for future use. Thanks for the post.

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Ellen J.
Ellen J.3 years ago

I tried this on the type of grass we have (I call it 'nasty grass') as it grows by runners, underground, and pops up everywhere. I have to keep putting it on the cracks in the sidewalk and driveway this grass has caused, but the vinegar/soap/salt combination works better than anything else I've tried and it beats the heck out of store bought poisons!

Shanti S.
S S.3 years ago

Thank you.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

nice to know--boiling water works, too