Weeds are an inevitable component of climate here in Ontario in the warmer months, and arguably everywhere else in the globe, unless you’re very privileged and live somewhere where weeds cease to exist.
If so, please let me know where it is you live.
For the rest of us, however, that aren’t so lucky, weeds suck. They’re not terribly aesthetically pleasing, they’re tough as hell, depending on the variety, and they seem to appear despite all of the elements working against them.
It never fails.
It is unfortunate that, often times, products that zap weeds once and for all typically are harsh, contain chemicals, and can be troublesome for the environments, insects and animals. So, we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place.
But, there are weed killers in existence that don’t have to wreak havoc on things other than weeds, and an article from The Good News Network by Andy Corbley provides some information about them. Check it out.
“Especially good for sidewalks, driveways, or patios, dihydrogen monoxide heated to 220 degrees or more is a perfect way to kill every part of the unwanted plant. If you can use a kettle, all the better, as it makes it easier and safer to pour, as well as gives your weed-killing a bit more precision.
“Using a kitchen blowtorch or flame-weeder tool to apply heat directly to the leaves and stem of the weed is a fine way for getting rid of them, taking precautions not to burn the entire neighborhood down. Anywhere there is dried material should be flame-weeded with extra caution.
“If there are areas of the yard you know for a fact harbor weeds, in early spring try spreading cornmeal around the area to stop weed seed germination. Note that this method isn’t possible for de-weeding, only pre-weeding,” the article says.
There ya have it, folks. Now get those weeds gone!