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how to keep weeds from growing in gravel

How to keep weeds from growing in gravel

This is the Gallop product I use Click the Amazon picture for more information.

Pros ; Rakes out surface weeds and moves the gravel around making it difficult for weed seeds to germinate so preventing weed from growing.

Weeding gravel by hand.

This trowel set is the ideal shape for removing long rooted weeds from gravel, It’s also more comfortable to hold and work with than a standard trowel.

Using plastic sheeting for weed suppressants; pros and cons

I have laid a lot of gravel driveways over the years. I know that weed barriers are not the answer to weed problems in gravel paths or driveways. Weed suppressant fabrics and plastic don’t work for the long-term.

How to keep weeds from growing in gravel

Common gravel weeds range from grassy weeds to woody weeds. Broadleaf, henbit, purslane, chickweed, dandelions all find it fair gain when it comes to rearing their heads between the stone.
So, how to stop weeds from growing in gravel?
Well, the honest answer, you’ll never completely get rid of weeds existing in your drive. Weed seeds can travel through the air or via birds / insects. If there’s dirt, moister and sunshine then weeds will soon geminate.
However, there are precautions you can take to stop many of the weeds shooting up from the ground below. So keeping on top of keeping your gravel weed free is that little easier.

1. Dig your drive.

How to stop weeds in gravel. It’s a common sight seeing weeds in gravel driveways. If you’ve not laid a good, weed control fabric foundation or just don’t keep on top of removing those weeds that have planted themselves in the gravel, it’s not long before there’s more weeds than gravel in your drive way and the only way of getting to your car is by using a machete and dodging the man eating fly traps!

2. Layer of Landscape Fabric.

If elbow grease isn’t for you, then you can always look down the chemical route.