I’m a master gardener – here’s the ‘absolute best’ method to ‘kill’ pesky patio weeds for less than £1

There’s nothing worse than getting your garden ready for summer, only to have it overgrown with weeds in a matter of days.

And they’re not just an eyesore – these pesky plants can also weaken and damage your patio.

Avid gardeners shared on Facebook how best to get rid of pesky weeds - and it won't cost you more than £1


Avid gardeners shared on Facebook how best to get rid of pesky weeds – and it won’t cost you more than £1Credit: Alamy

Some of us will try to rip them out one by one or turn to harsh chemical treatments that can ultimately be harmful to both the environment and the animals.

Thankfully, avid gardeners have discovered that the best way to kill pesky patio weeds is with a spritz of white vinegar – and that shouldn’t cost you more than £1 at your local supermarket.

Green-fingered Lynne Powell posted on the Mrs.

She wrote: “What can I use to kill the weeds between my cobblestones, please?”

Her question drew a lot of attention and received more than 45 comments from other members of the group.

One replied: “The absolute best way to kill patio weeds to the root is white vinegar, which kills them instantly.”

Another suggested, “I agree, white vinegar is a weed boon.”

“Use white vinegar mixed with water. Be careful though, it kills any plant it touches, so watch it if you have lawns nearby,” suggested another.

According to experts at Birds & Bloom, this is one of the quickest ways to kill weeds – especially when mixed with dish soap.

According to their website, “Dish soap, vinegar and a spray bottle are all you need to make your own weed killer.

“The acetic acid in vinegar ‘sucks the water’ out of the weeds, causing them to dry out. The dish soap helps break down the outer layer of the plant (cuticle), which is what makes the vinegar work best.”

Shoppers can pick up white vinegar from a variety of retailers including Sainsbury’s and Wilko, with prices starting at just 40p.

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Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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