Weed Control for a Greener Future
While many gardeners continue to use harmful pesticides as a matter of course, we’re utilising new technologies to provide our customers with the cleanest and healthiest alternatives to weed control – completely chemical free.
We are passionate about educating our clients about the best chemical free alternatives using our cutting edge organic weed killer machines. Our steam powered solutions are 100% effective at controlling weeds, preventing herbicide resistance, water contamination and sickness in chemically-sensitive people. Steam weeding also has the added benefits of improving soil biology and increasing public safety due to elimination of the risk of accidental exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Our equipment is the fastest heating and highest volume steaming system allowing us the fastest hydrothermal kill available. This technology is being rapidly adopted by regional councils throughout Australia and the rest of the world. Here are a few examples, with many trials currently underway in other regions:
- Byron Bay Regional Council (NSW)
- Joondalup (WA)
- City of Yarra Council (VIC)
- Waverley Municipal Council (NSW)
Don’t forget, with steam weed control, you are simply spraying hot water!
It work on all weeds
We have not found any soft wooded annual or perennial weed that is resistant to a good dose of our saturated steam and boiling water, however there are many variable factors to consider when we help you design your weed management strategy.
Safe for earth worms and other soil organisms
A benefit of our economical use of saturated steam and boiling water is that it does not penetrate more than about a ¼”, 5mm, into the soil.
Suitable for residential & commercial applications
Yes, the use of steam is suitable for many residential applications. Talk to our friendly staff today for a quote!
Doesn't effect black plastic and other weed mats
Repeated applications have proved that our SW range does not affect black plastic or any other weed control membranes.
Steam Weed Management
We have made a promise to be completely chemical free by 2019.
Before and after photos, where the after image was taken 70 days after the initial treatment.
Want to know more?
Click here to read the World Health Organisation’s findings in relation to Glyphosate.
The Problems With Herbicide
We want to approach this as simply as possible, with the mindset that we have done our research around the negative effects of Glyphosate, and information about it being a possible carcinogen. We not only care about our customers’, employees’ and family’s health but of the well being of our surrounding environment.
We are essentially gardeners with a conscience and believe that we need to be the change to make positive change to ensure a greener future. We understand it will take time but want to make mindful decisions that support positive outcomes toward gardening to a greener future.
Repeated applications of herbicides over many years has resulted in the evolution of many resistant species. This results in increased application rates and mixing of chemicals, which further damages surrounding ecosystems and increases costs. With our saturated steam weeders the weeds become more susceptible to killing and reduces treatment frequency.
All chemical weed killers are toxins. Repeated employee exposure to known toxins drives up health and safety requirements, certification and record keeping costs. Thermal technology removes toxicology risks associated with chemical weed control products, particularly for horticultural and conservation workers.
Off-target Damage (Drift)
Chemical weed killers sprayed in even light breezes can result in over spraying and off-target damage to desirable vegetation and horticultural crops. Chemical weed killers often release vapours which can cause sickness in chemically-sensitive people. These off-target effects can lead potential litigation.
Negative Public Image
There is now widespread public knowledge about the hazard to human health of chemical weed killing. Chemical spraying by organisations will lead to a tarnishing of their public image and undermines their environment, safety and sustainability commitments.
Safety & Legal
Application of chemical weed killers, according to label, requires restriction of access to treated areas for a number of hours. This signage poses significant operational costs. Failure to restrict access can expose the public to ‘probable carcinogens’ and can lead to potential litigation.
Chemical weed killers trans-locate easily from paved surfaces, through soil profiles and can contaminate ground waters, streams, creeks and estuaries. Removing chemicals from drinking water sources creates enormous expenses.
Habitat, Livestock & Ecosystem
Most commonly used weed killers have the potential to contaminate habitats of sensitive populations of endangered species such as frogs, bee’s and butterfly’s which are essential to healthy ecosystems. Chemical weed control that has the potential to contaminate fodder and water sources becomes a threat to livestock.
The most commonly used weed killers are Glyphosate based. Glyphosate is a patented anti-biotic and chelator which has been shown to kill soil microbes and bind nutrients. This creates additional costs in soil remediation and fertilising.