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Weed Burner or Weed Killer?

There are plenty of options available to you when it comes to killing weeds, but some are much more popular than others. Two of the more popular options at the moment are weed burners, but how do these stack up when compared to good old weed killers?

One of the key things that will impact your decision here is how happy you are to use dangerous chemicals in your garden. If you have pets, small children or are just trying to garden organically then a weed burner is a much better choice than a weed killer.

Heavy duty gas burner
Heavy-duty gas burner

Powerful weed killers have dangerous chemicals in them, I mean they wouldn’t work that well if they didn’t. That is the problem with organic weed killers, which are available, but they just aren’t as good as the regular weed killers.

A weed burner will kill off your weeds and just leave ash behind, no chemicals used here, just good old fire. That is why they are a popular option with people who don’t want to use weed killers.

Which one is best?

weed killer, the high strength Glyphosate stuff is admittedly better at killing weeds. This is because it works its way into the root of the plant-killing the whole thing off.

Weed burners on the other hand tend to only kill the above surface stuff off meaning the weed can come back. However, when compared to other organic weed killers they are by far the best method I have found so far.

Weeds burnt to ash
Weeds burnt to ash

What weed burner to buy?

Wondering what weed burner is the right one for you to buy? Luckily for you, I have a whole article dedicated to the best weed burners. While you are at it why not find out Do Weed Burners Work?