Whether on the terrace or on paved paths, moss, dandelions and other weeds that grow between the joints significantly affect the external appearance of the garden. To remove the weeds from the joints, there are different approaches. But beware: some methods carry heavy fines.

Removing weeds from joints: 4 effective methods

Here you can find out what to look out for in each method and what is taboo when removing weeds.

  1. Joint scraper

This method is tedious, but it protects your pavers and the environment. Simply scrape the weeds out of the joints. For this, you need a joint scraper, a joint brush and a dustpan. If the distances between the paving stones are somewhat larger, you can also use a weeder.

Extend your tools best with a telescopic handle so you do not have to work on your knees and protect your back. So, you remove the weeds between the joints now piece by piece by hand. After it has rained, the soil is looser, and the weeds are easier to remove. Also make sure that you pull the weeds out of the joints, including the roots, so that they can no longer grow back. The joint brush will help you remove the loosened weeds from the joints more easily.

  1. High-pressure cleaner

A high-pressure cleaner dislodges the weeds from the joints with strong pressure. This method is also environmentally friendly but requires much less effort. Use lukewarm water and do not apply the jet directly to the joints to protect the joint material. It is best to use the high-pressure cleaner at an angle of 45 degrees. High-pressure cleaners are quite expensive to buy. Alternatively, you can borrow one from a hardware store.

  1. Gas burner

Flaming with a gas burner is a simple method to remove the weeds from the joints. After a few days, you simply collect the remains of the weeds out of the joints. However, this method also has several disadvantages: it harms not only the environment, but also your paving stones, and is also not completely harmless. Therefore, wear appropriate work clothes and clear all flammable materials out of the way. It’s also best to have a bucket of water ready for safety.

  1. Remove weeds from joints with the help of chemistry?

It’s tempting, but according to the Plant Protection Act, the use of chemical weed killers on patios, driveways and sidewalks is prohibited. This is because surface water flows from sealed surfaces into the sewer system and thus enters groundwater. In addition, chemical weed killers also harm other plants and flowers. In addition, they dry out the soil. Anyone who does not comply with the regulations and is caught must expect a fine. By the way, this also applies to home remedies, such as vinegar or salt. Alternatively, you could try to fight the weeds with hot water. Otherwise, you still have the first three methods to remove the weeds from the joints.

Removing weeds can be very tedious and cost a lot of nerves. Nevertheless, we wish you success in trying these methods! To prevent new weeds, by the way, joint sand has proven itself. You simply apply this with a broom afterwards.