How Do You Get Weeds Out Of A Concrete Patio?

Concrete patios can not only transform a backyard into a beautiful and usable space, they can even increase the value of a home. The best way homeowners can ensure that their patio achieves both, is to keep it aesthetically pleasing, which means free of weeds. As any homeowner with a concrete patio can attest, that’s easier said than done. So how do you get weeds out of a concrete patio? Let’s take a closer look at three of the most effective methods. 

Chemicals

There are a myriad of weed-killing products on the market. They’re all reasonably effective and work as advertised, they will kill weeds. It is important to remember that these products are chemical-based, which can be a problem for pet owners. The mixtures that kill weeds are often toxic to pets as well. As a result, many pet owners often choose a different solution for keeping their concrete patios weed free. For those without pets, products like RoundUp are an efficient and reliable solution for keeping a patio free of weeds. 

Pressure Washing

The tried and true method of physical labor is always a reliable method. Physically pulling the weeds by hand, then pressure washing the concrete to kill the remaining roots will absolutely ensure a weed-free patio. However, weeds have a tendency to grow back rather quickly so this method of weeding can become extremely time consuming rather quickly. The advantage of this method is that all it costs the homeowner is their time. 

Vinegar & Salt

A mixture of vinegar, salt and water in a spray bottle is very effective at killing weeds. The downside is it also kills any other plants in the area. If a concrete patio is supposed to be completely free of plants, using a homemade mixture like this is an easy way to kill unwanted plants whenever they pop up. Once the patio is weed-free the mixture should be reapplied every four to six weeks to keep it that way. 

A concrete patio is a great addition to any home. To make sure it stays aesthetically pleasing and lasts as long as possible it’s important that homeowners take the time to keep their concrete patios free from weeds. The strategies outlined in this article are a great starting point for anyone looking to remove weeds from their patio. To learn more visit www.razorbackconcrete.com

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