Here are a few photographs of my many garden paths. All needed to be weeded last week.
|Stepping stone with pea gravel and edge stone|
|Dry set flagstone walkway with pea gravel|
|Pea gravel path with stepping stones|
|Cement capstone garden path|
First I thought I would use the lawn trimmer as a quick fix to my problem. It looks good until it rained two days ago and now the weeds have grown back and the stepping stone path looks awful.
My husband suggested that I use roundup to kill the weeds and I refused to do the chemical compound being harmful to the wildlife. I realized that I needed something strong to take care of my obnoxious weed problem so I inquired about a formula at my garden club and they gave me a mixture that consisted of plain dawn dish soap, Epsom salt and water.
I followed the instructions given; mix well spray on the weed liberally on a sunny day and it should start to die off within a few hours. Well I waited two days and the weeds did not die off.
I went back to digging the weeds out by the roots, and had accomplished several feet when my husband tells me to mix 2 gallons of white vinegar with 2 tablespoons of Dawn ultra (original Dawn the one that is blue color) mix the formula and spray on the weeds on a sunny day.
Husband said the vinegar is an acid and it is what kills the weeds, the soap is what keeps the vinegar on the the weeds. I followed his instruction and mixed 8 gallons of vinegar with the dawn ultra dish soap, sprayed on the weeds in-between the stepping stones and within 2 hours they were turning brown.