And here it is a day or two later.
The dead weeds will completely fade away over time. (I did purposely avoid the little maple seedling to transplant later.) Repeated treatments may be necessary for weeds with deep taproots but it will get them too if you are persistent. You can use this technique in the yard and the garden but remember that boiling water is non-selective! It will get your prized perennials along with the weeds!
The advantages of using boiling water to kill weeds:
- Boiling water is cheap.
- Boiling water doesn't add chemicals to the environment.
- Boiling water is very easy to make, no fancy formulas.
- Boiling water will take care of almost any weed in one to two treatments.
No chemicals and very little effort, sounds good to me!