How to Prevent Weeds from Growing in a Brick Driveway

What You'll Need
Weed killer
Landscaping fabric

As attractive as a brick driveway can be, it doesn't take many weeds growing up between these bricks to ruin the driveway's neat and classy appeal. But with a few good tips, you can not only kill the offensive weeds but you can keep them from growing back.

Tip 1 – Assess the Situation

Before you begin your weed-proofing procedure, examine the bricks to see if they are laid on soil or on landscaping fabric.

Tip 2 – Gravel-Filled Spaces

If you have gravel between the driveway bricks laid on a soil surface, remove the gravel, pull the weeds, apply weed killer and replace the gravel.

Tip 3 – Dirt and Sand-Filled Spaces

For spaces filled with soil, spray it with an effective weed killer and remove the weeds when they die.

Tip 4 – Replace Landscaping Fabric

If weeds are growing up through holes in the fabric beneath the brick or in between the brick, replace the fabric with another piece of fabric or plastic sheeting.

Tip 5 – Apply Weed Chemical Killer

Spray all weeds with weed killer. This should kill not only the weeds, but any seeds that would otherwise sprout later on.