Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wrensday: Fighting The Weeds Without Chemicals

Hub's has been putting his new toy to good use in the yard.  We have a very long gravel driveway that is constantly sprouting weeds.  We don't want to use chemical weed killers because. . .
 well, because we want to avoid spraying poison around a yard that our chickens, goats, and grandsons run around in.  (should I have listed grandsons first?)

I bought a Weed Dragon for Hubs for Father's Day with Amazon Gift cards that I earned through Swag Bucks.  To see how I collect Swag Bucks, check this post.

The yard dragon is connected to a propane tank and kills weeds with heat instead of using poisonous chemicals.  Instead of purchasing the advertised cart, we decided to use our kid's old red wagon to pull the heavy propane canister around.  The wagon wasn't the best solution, so Hubs is looking for something else that has fatter tires. (Remember the red wagon from this post?)

The flame was a bit scary at first, but we realized that the flame doesn't kill the plants - the heat from it does.  Hubs was able to kill all of the weeds on our large driveway in less than a half an hour.  He chose to do it on a drizzly morning so that the ground wasn't too dry - we didn't want pine straw or leaves catching on fire. 

Goodbye, weeds!

The good people who make the Weed Dragon have no idea who I am or that I am writing this post.  It's my own opinion.  That said, I am an affiliate of Amazon and if you purchase anything on Amazon from one of my links, I'll make a few pennies.

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  1. Got a good chuckle seeing Commander Careful aka Sargent Safety gardening with a 'blow torch' (of sorts)!


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