Spring Garden Tips
Eco-friendly Weed & Moss Control

Tired of cutting or pulling weeds and scraping moss out of the cracks in your patio and walkway pavers? Enlist the help of some of the new more eco-friendly products.

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mgm_audio_548_eco_weed_killersMany of the organic weed killers use vinegar, soaps and plant oils to burn the tops off unwanted plants. Once the tops die the weeds can more easily be removed. Repeat applications are needed as new weed seeds sprout and perennial weeds grow new tops from their roots that were not killed by these products.

Similar products are available to manage moss. Just keep in mind that unless you eliminate the cause, which is usually excess shade, the moss will return. If you can’t eliminate the cause, you may want to embrace the moss as part of the walkway.

Eco-friendly products are good solutions for those seeking a more eco, pet and child friendly weed control options. As always be sure to read and follow label directions carefully.

A bit more information: Many gardeners are replacing the sand in between their pavers with new products like EnviroSand and Joint-Lock that resist washout and prevent weeds from sprouting. Evaluate cost and time of installation when deciding if this is the best option for you.

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