Weed burning using a propane torch is gaining popularity. What are the benefits?
If you’re concerned about the environment, you may be looking for alternatives to chemical weed killers. Maybe you’ve already tried vinegar, salt or hot water to no avail. Some weeds just need a more drastic approach. A propane torch will quickly eradicate the worst of weeds without contaminating the water supply.
Weed whackers are great for edging if you don’t mind all that debris flying at you. But if you’re sick of getting a face full of dirt or doing the same job week after week, a propane torch will outshine a weed trimmer any day. It’s lightweight, fast and simple to operate. In fact, you may wonder how you got by without it, once you start using it regularly.
Better for hard to reach places
Those stubborn weeds that grow up fences can be impossible to remove with a weed whacker. Get out your propane torch and they’ll disappear like magic. Plus, the flame reaches into cracks and crevices where you and the trimmer can’t fit.
Burning weeds with a propane torch keeps them away longer. In some cases, it may eliminate them entirely. That’s because the heat from the flame goes deep into the ground to kill roots and all. No more weekly weed trimming. With the torch, once a month will usually suffice.
A propane torch won’t remove all contaminants. However, it does work well to sterilize bug ridden or diseased garden soil. Got fungus from last year’s late blight? A quick going over with the torch will insure that this year’s crops don’t fall victim to latent disease.