Chemical-free weed control!

Be kind to our environment: control weeds using hot water

Control weeds using hot water presents several advantages over the use of chemical herbicides.

Firstly, it’s an environmentally friendly approach. Unlike polluting chemicals, hot water is a natural substance that doesn’t introduce harmful toxins into the environment. This means it doesn’t contaminate soil or water sources.

Water is safe for human health. It does not leave behind harmful residues that can be ingested or absorbed through contact, reducing the risk of exposure to pets, children and other wildlife.

By prioritising safety and environmental sustainability, hot water weed control offers a holistic approach to managing weeds while safeguarding both ecosystems and human well-being.

The Morclean weed control system
Before and after the application of hot water on a stubborn dandelion weed.

Hot water as weed control

Using hot water for weed control presents several advantages over the use of chemical herbicides. Firstly, it’s an environmentally friendly approach. Unlike harsh chemicals, hot water is a natural substance that doesn’t introduce harmful toxins into the environment.

This means it doesn’t contaminate soil or water sources, and it doesn’t pose risks to non-target plants and wildlife. Moreover, hot water is safe for human health. It doesn’t leave behind harmful residues, reducing the risk of exposure to pets, children, or gardeners.

Control weeds using hot water with this superb piece of Morclean Engineering kit!

Residual-free

One of the notable benefits of hot water weed control is its residue-free nature. After application, hot water evaporates quickly, leaving no trace on the soil or plants. In contrast, chemical herbicides can persist in the environment, potentially affecting future plant growth and soil health.

Additionally, hot water is effective against a wide range of weeds, including annuals, perennials, and even some woody species. This versatility makes it a valuable tool for gardeners seeking comprehensive weed control solutions.

Demonstrating the control panel of the WCS/LH hot water weed controlling machine

Reduces risk of weed resistance

Another advantage of hot water weed control is the reduced risk of weed resistance. Overuse of chemical herbicides can lead to the development of herbicide-resistant weed populations, making them increasingly difficult to control.

Hot water provides a non-chemical alternative that can help mitigate this risk over time. Furthermore, using hot water aligns with principles of sustainable gardening. It minimises reliance on synthetic chemicals, promotes environmentally friendly alternatives, and supports healthier ecosystems.

hot water weed control machine

Long-term benefits for local authorities and facilities management companies

While initial setup costs for hot water weed control equipment may be higher than purchasing chemical herbicides, the long-term benefits outweigh this investment.

Once the equipment is in place, the ongoing costs mainly involve the energy required to heat the water, which can be relatively low compared to purchasing herbicides repeatedly. Overall, hot water weed control offers a safe, effective, and environmentally friendly alternative to chemical herbicides, making it a preferred choice for many local authorities, contractors, facilities management, parks, shopping centres, ground care, retail parks, golf courses and other recreational areas.

Close up of the hot water nozzle as it blasts weeds with hot water