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How to safely use a weed burner to keep those pesky plants away

Published 23rd December 2022
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Weed burners are an excellent tool for quickly and effectively killing off weeds in your garden. They come in two main types – gas and electric – and each has its own benefits. This guide will explain how to safely use a weed burner to get rid of weeds in your garden and discuss the benefits of each type.

What are weed burners?

Weed burners are garden power tools used to burn off unwanted weeds in a garden. Rather than using weed-killing chemicals, they work by burning the weeds with either a gas flame or an electric heating element. This is usually enough to kill the weeds without damaging the surrounding plants.

Pros of weed burners:

  • Weed burners are a fast and effective way to kill weeds.
  • They are relatively inexpensive and easy to use.
  • They offer a more natural and environmentally friendly way to control weeds.
  • They are a great way to keep weeds from spreading to other areas.

Benefits of gas weed burners

Gas weed burners are powered by a propane or butane canister, which means they can be taken anywhere - you don't have to worry about being tethered by a power cable. They're very effective at killing weeds. 

Benefits of electric weed burners

Electric weed burners are typically more affordable and environmentally friendly as they do not produce any fumes. They're also not as powerful as gas weed burners, but they are still effective at killing weeds. 

Using a weed burner

  • Make sure the area is clear of any flammable materials.
  • Wear protective clothing, including gloves and safety glasses.
  • Set up the weed burner as directed in the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Move the flame slowly over the weeds, making sure to cover the entire area.
  • Once the weeds are charred, turn off the flame and allow the area to cool before touching.
  • Dispose of the weeds safely.
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