Do you have concrete pavers in your hardscape areas in Sunbury? If yes, then you may have noticed the gaps between each paver. These crevices can cause you a tedious task in the future because they can be the perfect spot for weed infestations. Weed growth can be pervasive and persistent, so without proper maintenance and prevention, it can ruin your home’s curb appeal or, worse, cause cracks and potentially damage the whole surface. Fortunately, there are a lot of weed removal methods out there.
At Sunbury Concreters, we want to help you get rid of any unwanted weeds in your concrete pavers so they can stay stunning and functional for the years to come. Check out the five tips we will share with you so you can keep the weeds away from your concrete pavers.
Tip #1: Use boiling water.
Using boiling water is very effective because it can immediately kill the weeds. You no longer have to suffer from back aches after long hours of manually pulling the weeds because the day after you pour boiling water on it, it will become dry and withered, so you just have to sweep the weeds away with a broom. Besides that, it is also a very cost-friendly and accessible solution that has no downsides or after-effects on the environment.
Tip #2: Seal your concrete joints with polymeric sand.
Since the crevices are one of the main reasons weeds grow on your concrete pavers, why not seal them? Ensure that you get rid of all the existing weeds first. You can either manually pull them or use a spray made of vinegar and dish soap to kill them before pulling them out. After that, you can fill the joints in your pavers with polymeric sand. Then, if all the sand is in the joints and not on the surface of your concrete pavers, you can proceed to mist the joints with a garden sprayer. This tip can let you prevent weed flare-ups for a long time.
Tip #3: Pressure-wash your concrete pavers.
Pressure-washing is also a safe solution you can try when weeds are growing in the cracks or joints of your concrete pavers. When you plan to pressure-wash your concrete patio or any surface with concrete pavers, make sure that you use the rotating surface cleaner attachment instead of the jet nozzle. This is important because you don’t want to etch the surface of the pavers in the process of killing the weeds.
Tip #4: Sweep regularly.
Although sweeping regularly may seem like a tedious job, it is one of the most effective ways to prevent weed growth because it gets rid of the seeds that settle on the crevices in your concrete pavers. If you sweep regularly, you can inhibit weed growth and remove the surface dirt in your hardscape areas so you can achieve an enhanced curb appeal without spending money.
Tip #5: Have it properly installed.
At Sunbury Concreters, we ensure that our installations are meticulously done because we want our customers to be worry-free with the possibility of weed infestations. Our team guarantees that the sand bed is tightly packed to build a levelled foundation. Besides that, we also add sand to the crevices so the concrete pavers will stay in place and prevent weed growth.