Weeds on a Patio

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Old 07-01-15, 02:38 PM
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Weeds on a Patio

Hi, all.

I help my mother-in-law, who has a brick patio. There's no mortar between the bricks, just soil. I am single-handedly raising the stock price of Monsanto by spraying RoundUp in a battle against weeds. The weeds are winning.

Is there a way to end life as we know it on the brick patio, without risk to the surrounding environment?

I've heard of ancient empires who would punish their enemies by salting their fields so crops would no longer grow there. Would it be sensible--or stupid--to salt the patio?

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Old 07-01-15, 03:08 PM
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There are weed killers with lingering effect, sounds like you aren't using one of those at the moment.
 
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Old 07-01-15, 05:05 PM
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Need total vegitation killer.
This works for and and last almost a year.
Any Lowes, Home Depot, Hardware store has it.
Pramitol | Pramitol 25e Weed Killer Herbicide | Bare Ground Herbicide
 
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Even though you need to reapply glyphosate (Round-Up) repeatedly it's a good option. It readily binds with clay in the soil so it doesn't migrate and contaminate other areas. Many of the herbicides that offer long term protection must be used properly as a rain at the wrong time can leave you with a dead zone through the yard. Given the chemical cost and other pros & cons spraying glyphosate once or twice a month isn't so bad.

If the price of Round-Up is killing you try shopping at agricultural/farm sources. Round-Up and generic versions (Glyphos, Glystar, Honcho...) are available in concentrate form and are really inexpensive.
 
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Thank you for the help.

Thanks for the tips, all.

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