Saturday, February 6, 2010


We are as chemical free here in our garden as possible (I don't even buy fertliser), so weeds can get away on me a little in places. The worst place for weeds in my garden is actually our paved patio area. So every time I boil some vegetables or eggs, once the cooking is over I pour the boiling water over the weeds in the paving. They quickly wilt and in a few days turn brown. Once they have really died away I use a stiff broom to brush them away. I only end up doing a few weeds at a time but over the course of the week I have killed most of the weeds and have clean paving, much better than tipping the water down the sink and much better for the environment than weed killer.


  1. what a great idea!!! i too have a huge paved patio and weeds galore! (oh and basil grows too between the pavers so that's not too bad!!) i tend to pick a not so hot day - throw on some music - and just weed............i dread the chore but afterwards i am so glad i did it!

  2. What a great idea for the used water. This year I've also used a white vinegar/water solution, half and half, and weeded the patio then poured this on between the cracks. I did it 3 months ago and the first sign of some weeds are just coming through now - pretty pleased!


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