The texture, color, and subtle reflectivity of old brick patios and paths can enthrall. Green grass, moss, and even weeds sprouting between red bricks often soften the look, while complementing it. Those who conspire to eliminate such interstitial growth speak of using vinegar, boiling water, or worse, something toxic to stem the opportunistic green. It helps to install pavers over weed cloths, but even those succumb to nature’s will over time. Go ahead, weed tall or ungainly interlopers, and occasionally trim, but otherwise enjoy a brick patio or path that interacts with the natural cycle. Over time, it will become all the more integral.
by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast