eco-weeder punto - burn those dandelions

lingonApril 30, 2010

Has anyone tried the ECO-WEEDER Punto or any similar method? It's a spike that heats up and supposedly burns out the taproots of dandelions. It costs $250.

I'm concerned that it doesn't go deep enough - I can easily get the first 2 inches of root, the issue is the 8 inches.

(I know I should just be happy with dandelions, but I feel too much neighbor pressure)

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Beeone(4 N. Wyo.)

I'd spend my money on something else. All you have to do is remove the crown of the dandelion, which is just at and slightly below the surface.

I will frequently remove them with my pocket knife, just slicing them off about 1/2 to 1 inch below the surface and they don't regrow. A garden hoe also works well since you don't have to get very deep, just below the surface. The rest of the root will die and rot.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 3:09AM
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Using a flame, produced by some kind of gas, for "weed" control is not a good use of a non renewable resource. Using anything to kill "weeds" without correcting the soil conditions that allow those "weeds" to grow is simply treating the symptoms of a problem, the soil, rather than fixing the problem.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 8:21AM
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