How To Burn Weeds with a Torch

Remove Weeds

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.


  1. Sweep the area free of debris, particularly loose combustible materials.
  2. Light the torch and walk slowly in the area to be weeded, passing the flame along the weeds.
  3. Apply 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. Sweep any extinguished remnants from the area.


  • Read our General Safety Precautions 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


Firestarter™ Backyard Torch

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All-Purpose Propane Cylinder

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  • Keep a fire extinguisher or water source nearby in case of emergency.
  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves
  • Broom