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How do you handle weed in sidewalk/driveway cracks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Jun 24, 2004.


Weeds in concrete cracks?

  1. I dont do anything with them.

    2 vote(s)
  2. Mow them down with string trimmer.

    39 vote(s)
  3. Spray with non-selective herbicide at an extra cost.

    25 vote(s)
  4. Spray with non-selective herbicide at NO extra cost.

    36 vote(s)
  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I am curious how some of you take care of this problem?
  2. BareFootLawn

    BareFootLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I keep a bottle of "round-up" at all times, when they're noticable we hit them. We only do the driveway and the front walk. If more needs to be done, then we offer our services for $$.
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    spray with roundup at no extra cost. just the walks and driveway
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    If they are in the expansion joint we use the stick edger to remove the weed and any soil. If it is an uneven seam caused by a crack we treat with Round-Up. No extra charge. Small details like this are included in our service.
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Be hold the power of some roundup. I always have a 1 gallon pump spray bottle in the truck. A little here and a little there. Its not even worth the time to write a bill for it. It costs me a buck here and there ever month when I refill the bottle. But I really don't care. It makes the job look nice.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    spray the weeds at an extra cost
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Round up and simazine twice per year. Dosent even give them a chance.
  8. outsidepride

    outsidepride LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    BC how do you use the simizine i have some but not had the occason to use it is it mixed with round up?
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    I offer it free, along with fire ant control. No beds, just concrete or paved areas.
  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    I get weed killer from the garden center I work at, the damaged bottles, non sellable at a discounted price or for nothing, so if weeds are a problem i can take care of it with that stuff.


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