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Killing weeds around slabs

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calamaribanari Tue 28-Mar-17 21:18:54

We have large paving slabs outside with loads of weeds growing between them.

What's the best way to remove them?

(as gardening-jargon free as possible, please, total novice here).

ElleDubloo Tue 28-Mar-17 21:27:39

Easiest way would be to use a chemical weed killer. Best solution for long term control (but more work) would be to dig them out and then re-grout between the tiles.

RedBugMug Tue 28-Mar-17 21:33:27

not weedkiller. it's poison.
you cab use a flame thrower thingy <technical term>
or vinegar

ElleDubloo Tue 28-Mar-17 21:38:50

^^ I know weedkiller is evil, I just suggested it was the easiest option.

Personally I've tried using the flamethrower on my patio (albeit it's a small culinary blowtorch, not one of those sold especially for gardening) and found it took a long time. Possibly longer than just pulling out the weeds by hand.

calamaribanari Tue 28-Mar-17 22:57:22

So either weedkiller, not weedkiller, vinegar, a blowtorch, or a flame thrower, then?!

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