Don’t panic, it’s organic!
Pika Landscapes offers chemical-free, organic weed control with patented tech that utilizes saturated steam to kill weeds thermally.
Benefits of our steam-based system over chemical-based approaches
1. Herbicide resistance
Repeated applications of herbicides has resulted in the evolution of many resistant species. This results in increased application rates and chemical mixes, which further damages surrounding ecosystems. With our saturated steam weeders the weeds become more susceptible to killing and reduces treatment frequency.
2. Employee exposure
All chemical weed killers are toxins. Repeated employee exposure to known toxins drives up health and safety risks.
3. Off-target damage
Chemical weed killers sprayed in even light breezes can result in overspraying and off-target damage to desirable vegetation and horticultural crops.
5. Public safety
Application of chemical weed killers, according to label, requires restriction of access to treated areas for a number of hours. We don’t want our kids and pets to be exposed because they want to hang out on the lawn.
6. Storm and potable water contamination
Chemical weed killers translocate 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.
7. Habitat, ecosystem & livestock threat
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.
8. Soil biology
The most commonly used weed killers are Glyphosate based. Glyphosate is a patented anti-biotic and chelator which has been shown to kill soil crucial soil microbes and bind nutrients.
More than just a weed killer
Using low pressure and heat, the machine can be used as a cleaning device for:
- Driveways – clean bricks or stone without disrupting joint sand
- Decks, fences and outdoor furniture – pressure washers can damage wood, but a low pressure system that relies on heat does not