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How to Kill Grass in Driveway

By Tara Dooley ; Updated September 21, 2017
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Grass can be a nuisance, not growing where you want it to and growing in areas that you don't want it to. Driveways are one place that grass will grow that is shouldn't. It makes its way into cracks and shoots up causing unsightly vegetation that makes it appear as if you don't maintain a neat yard. This is an easy fix that can be done in a matter minutes with the right treatments.

Open a spray container. The size of the container will depend on how big your driveway is. If you have a small driveway, a hand trigger spray bottle should be fine. If it is a long driveway, a larger commercial sprayer will make it easier on you.

Fill the sprayer with the vegetation killer of your choice. Herbicides that kill grasses will work fine, but if you are worried about chemicals around pets or children, then you should use vinegar. The high acidic content of vinegar kills grass with no worries about harsh chemicals.

Add salt to the vinegar if you would like to keep the grass at bay for a longer period of time. Salt makes soil uninhabitable for growth. For a small sprayer use about a half a cup of salt, and for a large sprayer use a cup and a half or more.

Put the lid on the sprayer, and spray the driveway. Wait a day to see how it did. Some grasses are stubborn and might need more than one application of herbicide or vinegar.


Things You Will Need

  • Sprayer
  • Herbicide
  • Vinegar
  • Salt

About the Author


Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.