How to remove weeds from gravel — and stop them coming back

large weed growing through gravel
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Knowing how to remove weeds from gravel can be key to keeping gravel patios and driveways looking neat and tidy.

The UK is home to some pretty hardy weed species such as grassy weeds like henbit and purslane to robust weeds such as broadleaf or dandelion. Sadly, some of these plants are so tough they can push up through the gravel on your driveway or in  your garden, rendering your garden landscaping ideas rather unsightly.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.