Boiling water Herbicide/Pesticide
Boiling water is probably one of the most simplistic forms of weed control and ant mound control, however it does have its drawbacks.
First of all it will kill everything good and bad. Goodbye microorganisms. This means it's application in a planted garden is limited. It will damage the roots of nearby plants and may even kill them if they are too close. You can also burn yourself if you are not careful. If you don't mind brown patches of dead grass in your lawn it is a great way to deal with ant piles (some may need allot of water) or crab grass etc....
There are some wonderful things about boiling water though. No pollution, no harmful residue... zip, zero, nada... Just sterilized water. All the microorganisms it kills will come back very easily in an organically maintained lawn or garden. It is great for killing the weeds in the cracks of sidewalks... but you must pour it slowly into the crack. It is not selective ... boiling water will kill almost everything. Some things may need more.
An important thing to remember is that if you do not succeed the first time... it means you did not use enough. When you reapply... you must use more since whatever lived through the first application is deeper than you reached before. A simple cure for this it to use a large amount to begin with.
Making the Boiling Water:
How to use Boiling Water:
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