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Sidewalk Weed Control

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.

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6:36PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

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.

4:43AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks for this article.

6:58AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thank you.

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7:32PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

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

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7:43AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

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!

5:39AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thank you.

11:00AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

nice to know--boiling water works, too

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