Fact: I hate the grass that grows in between the sidewalk.
The image above is what I see in front of my house every day. After the last rainfall I went out and pulled it all out. The added moisture in the ground made it a simple task to complete.
I use to work a job in which I went into people’s homes to help them out with various tasks. One day during work I was outside assisting a lady with her garden and we got on the subject of sidewalk grass. She told me to pull the grass out and then pour salt along the cracks. She also suggested the best time to do this is after it rains.
Have you noticed how bad the creeping charlie has been this year? My goodness. It made up at least 50% of what I pulled. As you can see I can’t pull in a straight line, but that’s okay. The salt was poured and then it rained again overnight. I’ll keep an eye on it and pour more if I see anything green coming up. It’s been a couple of weeks since I first did this project and everything looks good.
Last summer I used this remedy on the sidewalk that leads up to the entry door of my house. As you can see in the photo it worked. Nothing to pull this year from this section.
Salt – $1.27 for two. Sure beats the cost of the professional weed killers ($16.+). I don’t like using those chemicals around my dogs.
Time – Roughly a half an hour.
P.S. I’ve got some super cool recycling projects on the table I’ll be sharing with you soon. My muse is filling me with ideas and inspiration. I really need to find a name for her.