Grainne Sharry wrote:Hi I am looking for organic, labour efficient ways of managing weeds on a gravel courtyard in front of my house.
Su Ba wrote:
I'd rather use a flamer or foliage application of vinegar than a toxic herbicide or salt. I see lots of people suggesting salt, but that idea doesn't sit well with me. You'd need a high concentration of salt for it to prevent weeds, I should think. What does that high concentration of salt do to the soil life? And will it migrate into future drinking water supplies? Could it cause sakt damage to near by food production gardens?
I'm totally off of using weed cloth. It was always a nightmare after a bit of time. Here in the tropics, the aggressive grasses will eventually poke through even the commercial heavy duty weedblock, and nurseries end up using herbacide anyway. And if the stuff is just residential quality, the tropical sun degrades it rather quickly.