Removing Weeds in Driveway Joints
So that you can really feel comfortable in the garden, it should look nice and be well-groomed. The awakening of the flora not only allows plants to sprout but also the weeds. It is particularly stubborn in the joints of paved garden paths or driveways paved by
Gas burner for driveway cleaning: Effective but complex
A much better solution is the gas burner. The method is very effective because burning out the joints kills not only the weeds themselves but also their seeds. This prevents rapid regrowth. However, the gas burner is not ideal either, as it takes a long time to burn out and a lot of CO2 is emitted when it is burned. So this method also pollutes the environment.
Grout scraper and a wire brush for driveway cleaning: Environmentally friendly, but tedious
A combination of joint scraper and wire brush is completely harmless from an environmental point of view. The gardeners have given this device a long style so that you can work with it in a way that is easy on your back. Similar to the gas burner method, however, this is also very time-consuming and there is no guarantee that you will get all the seeds. If you are unlucky, the weeds will grow back quickly.
Pressure washers for environmentally friendly driveway cleaning: Effective but expensive to buy
The high-pressure cleaner promises optimal cleaning that is environmentally friendly with the exception of a little water consumption. For this, there is a special brush for paved surfaces, with which you can get rid of the weeds very well. However, these devices are very expensive to purchase. Since two to three uses a year are enough, you can borrow a high-pressure cleaner from a gardener you trust without any problems.
Driveway joints: Targeted sowing instead of destroying
An alternative is the targeted sowing of extra-robust, hard-wearing herbs such as hunger flowers or fattened herbs. These are available as a seed mix and are nice to look at. First, however, the joints must be thoroughly cleaned once preferably with a high-pressure cleaner. The seeds are mixed generously with sand or compost, then spread over the area and swept into the gaps.