Puppy Safe Weed Killer

by LB
(Manassas, VA)

What can I use on my brick patio to kill a large variety of weeds? And wont hurt my puppy.


Thanks for any suggestions.

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Dear LB

We have a page on organic weed killers on this site.

http://www.small-farm-permaculture-and-sustainable-living.com/organic_weed_killer_formula.html

Meg

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Jan 23, 2014
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vinegar
by: Gnasher

Vinegar applied with a paintbrush, be careful with it cos it will kill just about any growing plant eventually.

[MEG: VINEGAR SATURATED WITH SALT IS EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE...]

Nov 18, 2012
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Killer Puppie Saves Weeding
by: Pockets

I must say I can't really see the need. We have a 10 month old red and tan kelpie pup and our garden is now totally weed free.
True!! Not a weed in sight, no grass either, or vegies, or pot plants (lots of empty though chewed pots). The fruit trees are well cultivated and the chooks are pretty nervous too.
For weeds in brick paving I suggest a dutch hoe or a sharpened spade to cut them off at the level of the bricks then add them to your compost heap. Your puppy can then help by turning the heap regularly and spreading the compost for you.

May 25, 2010
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Boiling water!
by: Anonymous

We had success just pouring boiling water on the weeds between bricks. Did a few at a time with whatever was left in the kettle. Seemed to work....and there's no residual to harm your puppy.


May 03, 2010
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Pups and weeds
by: Anonymous

Any poison is going to bother a licking pup but the odor of bleach in a spray bottle will drive them away. Spray only the leaves only (to kill the bothersome weeds) and the pup will probably stay off the patio all-together. The bleach degrades to salt which will wash away at the next rain or rinse off on the patio.

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