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How to Kill Weeds & Grass Between Pavers & Bricks With a Weed Torch

Updated on January 22, 2015

Organically Get Rid of Weeds and Grass Between Your Pavers and Bricks -- Easily!

If you love your paver or brick driveway, walkway or pool deck, but hate the little weeds (or grass) that constantly grow throughout, I'm with you! My husband was tired of constantly applying herbicides and chemicals to our weeds and trying all-natural, weaker solutions such as vinegar mixtures; besides, these remedies don't work instantly.

One day he saw a neighbor using what looked like a blow-torch to kill weeds and he immediately ordered one. Most likely because he felt like some sort of super-cool, awesome MAN using fire to kill weeds rather than a spray.

Read on for our experience using a weed torch, which my husband now lovingly refers to as our "fourth member of the family".

Killing Weeds Organically Is Important To Us - A weed torch did the trick!

Kill Weeds Organically
Kill Weeds Organically

As you can see, we have a young son that loves playing outside. He's constantly in our pool, which is surrounded by pavers, or riding his bike or kicking a ball on our paver driveway. Sure, he can walk, but since he loves to get down on all fours and explore, he is in constant contact with the pavers (and therefore, all the weeds that sprout up between them).

We've tried solution such as Round Up before, and while they work well, they leave wet chemicals all over the place that our son and dogs can end up touching. They also take awhile to work, sometimes up to 12 hours before the weed actually dies.

We ordered our awesome weed torch and have not looked back! People actually use weed torches for all kinds of things, like for starting fires (for campsites or to burn trash, for example) or to melt ice on driveways and walkways in the winter.

The Weed Torch We Chose To Kill Weeds and Grass Between Our Pavers - Cheap and Effective

We weren't initially sure how well a weed torch would work to get rid of weeds and grass between our pavers, so we opted for one of the cheaper options. It's still very highly-rated (click-through to check out the reviews!) despite its price. We ordered it on Amazon and my husband fired it up after it arrived...being a guy, he immediately got a huge grin on his face when he lit it up (despite my son screaming "fire! fire!" in the background).

Red Dragon VT 2-23 C Weed Dragon 100,000-BTU Propane Vapor Torch Kit
Red Dragon VT 2-23 C Weed Dragon 100,000-BTU Propane Vapor Torch Kit

This is a very lightweight weed torch that burns weeds and grass between pavers and bricks to the root, instantly. We simply pass this over the weed for a few seconds and it soon shrivels up and dies. If you have pesky weeds that have seeds (like dandelions), this annihilates those seeds instantly, lessening the chance that they'll spring up again.

It uses a 1 lb. propane tank -- we got ours from Target, and I think it cost about $6.

 

A Weed Torch Costs Far Less Than Harmful Chemicals!

And kills weeds and grass between pavers and bricks instantly, too.

Check Out Our Weed Torch in Action - And see how great and fast it works!

Here is my husband using our weed torch on our back lanai (that's Florida-speak for outdoor, back patio). We tend to get weeds back there because of the way our house is situated; we get full sun on our paver driveway, so we never have trouble with weeds out front. We get direct sunlight in the back of our house, but only for a few hours a day, so it's not enough to keep the weeds at bay between the pavers.

You can see how quickly it torches the weeds (disregard my voice in the background...and my husband's socks).

Weed Torches Can Be Found Cheaply on eBay - Not sure you want to commit? Get one cheap!

No matter if you are looking to get rid of weeds or grass between pavers or bricks, or you want to start a large campfire, or if you want to melt ice in the winter, a weed torch can do it all. Give eBay a whirl for some great prices.

Have You Ever Used a Weed Torch To Get Rid of Weeds Between Pavers? - What has been your experience?

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      LNAngel,

      Thank you for sharing such a great idea, the Weed Torch. Where do these sell? I need to get one for next summer. Oh, this hub was a great piece. I will tell you the truth. I really love this hub.

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      This piece was helpful, informative and very interesting.I was glad to vote Up and all of the choices.

      You are certainly a gifted writer. Please keep up the fine work.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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      Lauren 3 years ago from Florida

      @JuneNash: Not too long -- it does kill them at the root, though. I'd say a week or so before they start regenerating.

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      June Nash 3 years ago

      I never even heard of a weed torch. How long do the weeds stay away?

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Interesting.. using a weed torch sounds new to me.. ^_^

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Never heard of this - interesting ! Will bear this in mind .

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Never heard of this - interesting ! Will bear this in mind .

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      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      I've never used a weed torch in fact never heard of a weed torch before. Great info . I will seriously think about buying one. One thing holding me back are they all propane?

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Never heard of one until now. Vinegar always did a great job for me, until I discovered how beautifully thyme grows between pavers and chokes out the weeds. Fragrant to walk on too.

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      Embeegee 4 years ago

      I use boiling water for this job. No chemicals and it works well.

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      Jack 4 years ago

      A weed torch is an excellent idea since it's safer for children and pets.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      This is a really neat thing! My dad has a stone walking path. I just noticed the grass coming up between the stones last week. He definitely needs a weed torch. I am thinking early Father's Day gift!

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      We definitely need one of these as we just moved into a new place with a pool and lots of concrete and tile patio (similar to your picture above).

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      I want one!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      What a nifty sounding tool. We can have tidy yards and save our local environment too, in a very satisfying way. Thanks.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      What a nifty sounding tool. We can have tidy yards and save our local environment too, in a very satisfying way. Thanks.

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      I have never seen a weed torch before - thank you for the introduction.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm thinking that this is a perfect Father's Day present.....the guys will love being The Terminator....it's a dream come true solution, congratulations on your Sort and Sweet feature!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Never really thought about it. Last night I was outside squirting vinegar on my weeds that poked through the mulch. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't. Seriously thinking about the weed torch now.

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      rafaelmarquez 4 years ago

      I never would have thought to burn the suckers away. Thanks for the idea!

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      Roglovsky 4 years ago

      If you ask me the best way is to put something over and weed will not get enough light ;)

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      A weed torch sure sounds easier than what I use now, which is an old rusty butcher knife. I usually multi-task and cut weeds out while I'm talking to a friend on the phone. I could probably get my husband on board with a neat tool like this.

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      Heather Burns 4 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I think a weed torch sounds wonderful! we hate chemicals. will have to get one for hubby.