Keeping Weeds Out Of Your Block Paving
If you’ve just invested in some beautiful new block paving, the last thing you want is for annoying weeds to start popping up through the gaps. Not only are weeds unsightly, but they can potentially cause damage to your paving over time, ruining the aesthetic and leaving you wondering whether you’ve wasted your money.
The good news is that there is a lot that you can do to prevent weeds from popping up in the first place and from doing damage. Here’s how.
Weeds like to grow in moist conditions. Putting your block paving on a slight slope will encourage water to run off the surface and down to the lowest point, preventing the paving and subsoil from becoming waterlogged.
Regular sweeping will remove seeds and soil debris that weeds can use to become established.
Pressure Wash Small Weeds
Saplings and small weeds can be the foothold that larger weeds require to become established on your paving. Use a pressure washer to remove small weeds from the gaps between your paving stones.
Refill Gaps With Sand
Sand is a cheap way to inhibit the growth of weeds, and it looks good too. If you see small gaps between your paving stones, fill them with sand.
The good news is that there’s no reason to use commercial weedkillers to remove weeds from your paving. Both boiling water or plain white vinegar are great alternatives that will have a similar effect.
Combining all these tips should prevent weeds from becoming established in your paving and from spreading if they start to grow.