City of Montgomery, OH

06/25/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/25/2019 11:55

Spruce up paver sidewalks this summer

Sidewalk with weeds

If a property's sidewalk is weed-free, whatever is being done must be working. If it isn't, here are a few tips to help make it weed-free.

  • For those preferring a natural herbicide, the following formula will kill all vegetation so use caution when spraying and be careful of run-off. This formula is most effective when applied during the hottest period of the day, under direct sunlight if possible. Plan on applying mixture only if precipitation is not expected for at least eight to10 hours.
  • Commercial chemical products are readily available at hardware or home and garden stores. Follow product directions carefully for effective and safe use.
  • Catching these sidewalk invaders when they are small, perhaps even pulling them out with fingers or digging them with a simple tool, is the key to easy sidewalk maintenance. Keep a spray bottle handy.

1 gallon white vinegar

1 cup table salt

¼ - ½ cup liquid dishwashing soap

(Requires experimenting with the amount of dishwashing soap. Use of the higher amounts in the formula will cause pressurized hand-held sprayers to foam excessively)

Sidewalk after Vegetation Killer application

Follow these tips and sidewalks will be looking great all spring and summer. Property values and the quality of life in Montgomery will remain high.