Steam your weeds right out of existence!
You’ve got weeds you need to get rid of, whether it’s vineyards, company landscaping or other sensitive areas. But you don’t want to use herbicides, pesticides or any other chemicals. What’s a body to do?
If you’ve got a steam cleaning machine, you can actually turn it into a safe and effective chemical-free weed killer. It’s all about…
…A safe, organic solution to weeds
Weeds are a major hassle for landscape managers, property owners, gardeners, nurseries, greenhouses and farmers. Mulching and digging works only temporarily, but are labor-intensive and gobble up time which could be better used elsewhere. Herbicides come with environmental and health issues.
Steam weeding is chemical-free and 100% organic, posing no danger to humans or the environment, and comes with other benefits. It’s the smart choice solution.
Cooking your weeds
A steam cleaner provides thermal weed control, the process of applying hot steam to the weed’s stem and leaves. The heat causes the water inside the plant’s cells to expand and rupture their membranes, and causes irreversible harm when heat transfers from the leaves to the roots. Superheated steam kills weeds when applied for 5 to 10 seconds. The weeds start to wilt immediately and eventually die within 24 to 48 hours.
Check out this Video on how our Sioux Steam Cleaner cooks weeds
5 Benefits of steam-killing weeds
- Good for the Environment: Reduces the need for chemicals such as herbicides which can negatively affect the environment. Plus, unlike herbicides, steam can’t cause crop contamination, lock up nutrients, and does not cause pollution through air drift or to waterways and catchments.
- Better Soil Health: Chemical weed control has been associated with poisoning soil biology and damaging soil health over time. On the other hand, steam-treated weeds feed the soil microorganisms, improving the soil microbial activity.
- Rapid results: Steam begins to kill the weeds immediately. Most weed-killing chemicals might take several weeks before you start noticing results.
- Weather isn’t an issue: With steam, you don’t have to worry about chemicals drifting in the wind and landing on fruit trees or playground equipment. You also don’t have to worry about chemical runoff from precipitation. Weed steaming is an effective weed control method regardless of the season, including the wet season.
- Safe for people, pets, livestock and wildlife: Using steam to kill weeds has no adverse health effects on people or animals.
- Reduces labor, increases productivity: You won’t lose productivity due to delayed weed removal as a result of bad weather,
- Safety: Most herbicides contain harsh chemicals that are hazardous to your employees’ health and inhaling them when spraying can significantly affect thir health. Steam is healthy for your respiratory system.
Ready to Steam some Weeds?
Let’s talk! If you don’t already have a portable steam generator, you can purchase or even rent one from us for seasonal use. We feature a selection of Steam Cleaners to meet your needs. You can order the right steam cleaner as well as any parts and accessories that you may need.