Crunchy gravel drives and paths may sound good, but weeds can be a year-round problem. Even on tarmac and between paving slabs, perennial weeds and grasses can soon become a nuisance on patios, paths and drives.
Hand weeding is time consuming, digging ruins the surface and leaves behind pieces of perennial roots that can re-grow and lifting slabs is a mammoth task best avoided. On the other hand, just one weedkiller application gets the job done conveniently and easily.
Getting the best results
Lots of general purpose weedkillers will kill the weeds and grasses that appear on gravel drives, paths and between the slabs of patios. Products such as TumbleWeed
Because seeds can germinate easily immediately after treatment these are not the most effective weedkillers for use on gravel drives, paths and patios. What you need is a product that will kill existing weeds and prevent the germination of new seeds for several months. This is where Pathclear Weedkiller Liquid Concentrate,
Pathclear Gun! Weedkiller gives triple action benefits. It kills the weeds, kills the roots and controls new weeds for up to 3 months (under ideal conditions some weeds may be controlled for up to 6 months). There are 3 sizes to choose from depending on the area you need to treat. Being ready-to-use, Pathclear Gun! Weedkiller
Apply in spring
You can apply at any time from April to September, but the best time is in spring when the existing weeds are growing strongly and before too many new seeds have germinated.
Choose a dry day
As many of the weedkillers go in through the leaves, you need to apply on a day when rain is not expected. If rain falls shortly after application a further treatment may be needed.
Don’t dig about
The systemic effect of the weedkillers may be reduced if you try to remove the top growth before the weed has died back naturally. Allow a few weeks after treatment for the weed to be killed completely before removing the dead foliage.