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Kill Weeds with Hot Water

By DigginDirt
July 25, 2016

No need for chemicals. Use boiling water to kill those weeds.

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Name: Ann Schatzinger
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Jul 27, 2016 6:08 AM CST
YES, YES, it works! Not that I had any doubt, mind you Rolling my eyes.

Gotta edit this- crabgrass laughs at boiling water; it puts new shoots out so fast you can almost watch it happen!
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Name: Bob
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Jul 27, 2016 4:17 PM CST
I need to kill some weeds here but with the weather so hot right now boiled water might only feel like air temperature to the weeds! Rolling on the floor laughing
As soon as it cools down I want to get grass along the base of my raised beds "watered".
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Jul 28, 2016 2:24 PM CST
Agree, I've been doing this for decades. It's free, and kills ants in the ground too. People who feel the need to "apply something" to kill weeds seem to love the idea that it could be something free and without any packaged substance or concoction at all that they don't really know is safe to put on the ground where their pets and kids play, and often near where their food grows. I rarely need to use it because I'm on patrol for weed sprouts 3-4x per week but it's reassuring knowing this tool exists, especially after moving. There's always some established things that one wants gone.

It's much easier to pour boiling water on a patio or path than to try to pull weeds from cracks because they almost always break and leave the root in the ground.

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