"theres a safe cheap effective treatment, spread rocksalt on the area
and water it in preferably with hot water.
ever notice the dead grass near sidewalks treated with salt? just do it
on your driveway.
i dump it in my washtub and add hot water a few times a year,
in the spring, my terracota sewer line is bad, this kills the tree
roots while the trees grow fine. "
I would like to pursue this idea. Is it for real? a lot of what i
read on the
net looks like: "i had a problem, i put enter-treatment-here, and i
had it again."
well, somebody even said they used Round-up which is ineffective on
so, about this rock salt. have you actually seen the roots? i can use
it cause it's pretty cheap but i'm very interested in seeing some
thanks for any help you can give...thehick
I also have weed problems. OLD cracked asphalt driveway and a long
one. Surely can't afford to replace it. And I read all the posts
here. NONE of it works! Roundup is the closest to a working product
but not against crabgrass. NOTHING kills that. Tried black plastic on
a small veggie plot. Left it there for SIX MONTHS! Yea right. Well
when I picked it up, the crabgrass that was under it was all yellow.
And in a week it sprung right back to life!!!
Tried vinigar, salt, even some of the strong stuff my husband got while
delivering it to farmers. I dont' want to use any of it. I have a
well and don't want to hurt the environment even if I didn't have a
well. This stuff doesn't just go away. It all goes somewhere! I keep
roundup on hand for the occasional large weed that got past me in
spring. But that's all.
It's not the prettiest way but affordable. I make cement stepping
stones to sell at craft shows. The extra cement poured into the cracks
will STOP the problem. First dig out all the weeds and as much dirt as
you can. Then when I clean the bucket anyway, I make sure I have extra
and dump the extra cement in the cracks. Again not pretty but no
weeds! I have even done this by pouring in the dry cement mix into the
cracks and lightly spraying it with a hose. It works.
Don't know what to tell the poster about gravel. Ever try racking it
on occasion? I have a simple weeding tool for my garden works on the
principal that it slices the young weeds at the base before they get
too big. Works well if you go at it on a regular basis. Deeper gravel
will help too.
Just pave your driveway! Gasoline/Diesel fuel is horrible for the
environment. Or just deal with having to re-apply the vegetation killer.
I can't believe anyone would recommend dumping gasoline onto the ground.
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I found that dry concrete (not mixed) makes a great filler. It
more or less sterilizes the ground under it and as it rains the
stuff gets pushed into the cracks and makes a good hard gravel
that keeps the weeds down well. It crumbles of course and isn't
"cement", but it does last a couple seasons or more at a time, in
my case anyway. Over gravel and sand, it seems to work well.
I can't believe anyone would recommend dumping gasoline onto the
You ONLY need to use a very small amount and it killls fast, whats
Its not like someone is dumping gallons of the stuff contaminating the
a neighbor wanted a gravel driveway with no mud or weeds ever.
he had it dug out extra deep, had layer of cheap asphalt laid, then
covered with 6 inches of compacted gravel.
to this day no weeds mud etc. he claimed it cost less than a real
asphalt driveway and never required sealing etc...
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