How to Burn Weeds with a Torch

Burn Weeds

JT850-Lawn and Garden Torch

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A portable propane torch is an easy way to eradicate weeds from paver patios or gravel driveways without applying harmful herbicides.

  • Torches are ideal for killing weeds along non-flammable areas such as sidewalk cracks and rocky terrain.
  • Never torch weeds growing on dry or combustible materials, or during periods of drought.
  • The 36 inch handle of the Bernzomatic Lawn and Garden Torch makes it easy to remove weeds without bending or crouching.
  • Never burn poison ivy or other poisonous plants. The smoke can cause serious allergic reactions.

TIPS

  • Read our General Safety Precautions in the Information Center before starting your project.
  • Read the instructions that come with your torch before beginning your project.
  • Always remove torch from fuel cylinder and store fuel in an upright position after completing your project.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Tools

  • JT850-Lawn and Garden Torch
  • Bernzomatic Propane Camping Cylinder
  • Keep a fire extinguisher or water source nearby in case of emergency.
  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves

Materials

  • Broom
  1. Step 1Sweep the area free of debris, particularly loose combustible materials.
  2. Step 2Light the torch and walk slowly in the area to be weeded, passing the flame along the weeds.
  3. Step 3Apply the torch to the root or leaves of the weeds, which will cause the moisture within the weed to instantly evaporate, causing the weed to die.
  4. Step 4Sweep any extinguished remnants from the area.