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(AZ Family)   When burning weeds on your property it's important to remember that your home is not a weed   (azfamily.com) divider line 21
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2014-05-06 10:36:52 AM  
We're so god damned lazy.  Pull up weeds.  Put in pile.  Wait a while.  Enjoy your compost.
 
2014-05-06 10:44:38 AM  
I was thinking lazy also since most places in the West are in a severe drought and even if not, burning doesn't seem like a safe way to weed your property.
 
2014-05-06 11:01:15 AM  
What if your home is a weed?

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2014-05-06 11:03:46 AM  
If your yard is a mass of goatheads, burning may be your only option.
 
2014-05-06 11:04:22 AM  
My brother had this really cool weed burning torch. I had fun burning all the weeds on his driveway with him.
 
2014-05-06 11:17:27 AM  
I know of a particular redneck who didn't bother pulling up the weeds. He just doused the ground in gasoline wherever the weeds were and lit a match. He was boggled that his cunning plan didn't work the way he imagined it.
 
2014-05-06 11:19:49 AM  
Do people not realize that burning vegetation actually helps the soil and promotes growth?
 
2014-05-06 11:33:44 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Do people not realize that burning vegetation actually helps the soil and promotes growth?


Depends on the soil.  Potash is not good in all cases (such as mine this year, which is slightly alkaline).  It's especially not good, and quite stupid, when the vegetation is near your house.  And you're not a firefighter, and it's not a sanctioned burn.  I don't use chemicals on my own lawn but at least they won't burn down your house.
 
2014-05-06 11:59:25 AM  
I don't burn outside.  At all.  I'm afraid of the rhinos.
 
2014-05-06 12:18:32 PM  
What if you buy one of the weed covered houses in Detroit or Flint?

cherryl taggart: I don't burn outside.  At all.  I'm afraid of the rhinos.


Isn't it just one rhino you have to worry about?  I might be crazy, but I only recall one.
 
2014-05-06 12:24:11 PM  
I'm pretty sure it's all of them.  They just spread out to cover more territory.
 
2014-05-06 01:24:35 PM  

Carn: We're so god damned lazy.  Pull up weeds.  Put in pile.  Wait a while.  Enjoy your compost.


Good idea, except in Arizona the dry climate does not allow for compost piles.
 
2014-05-06 01:28:34 PM  

lack of warmth: What if you buy one of the weed covered houses in Detroit or Flint?


You're better off just abandoning it and moving to civilization.  If you don't burn it before you leave, somebody will as soon as you're gone.  In fact if you don't drive too fast, you may be able to look in the rearview mirror and see the smoke.
 
2014-05-06 01:30:31 PM  

PaLarkin: Carn: We're so god damned lazy.  Pull up weeds.  Put in pile.  Wait a while.  Enjoy your compost.

Good idea, except in Arizona the dry climate does not allow for compost piles.


Things don't decompose in the desert?  I call shenanigans.  Ok, maybe you can't have an ideal pile with perfect mix of browns and greens and the right amount of moisture, but you most certainly can have a "cold" pile where you just pile stuff up and wait for it to finish decomposing.  Might work better in a bin there to help retain moisture.

http://www.deq.pima.gov/waste/pdf/homecompostinginthedesert.pdf
 
2014-05-06 01:49:54 PM  

PaLarkin: Carn: We're so god damned lazy.  Pull up weeds.  Put in pile.  Wait a while.  Enjoy your compost.

Good idea, except in Arizona the dry climate does not allow for compost piles.


The compost pile in my garden begs to differ
 
2014-05-06 02:02:15 PM  

PaLarkin: Carn: We're so god damned lazy.  Pull up weeds.  Put in pile.  Wait a while.  Enjoy your compost.

Good idea, except in Arizona the dry climate does not allow for compost piles.


I dunno. I'm composting. Seems to work fine for me. And many others.
 
2014-05-06 02:31:43 PM  
i liked the headline.
 
2014-05-06 03:02:48 PM  
I used to live in a rural, very arid area where you required to keep a 100 foot defensable space around your house. We had gravel for about 20 feet around, the rest I would mow. I actually mowed the whole property to deter vermin and pests. Every spring the weeds would take over  the gravel, I'd kill them with weed killer and wait a week until they were dry. The I'd take my propane weed burner in one hand and a water hose in the other and clean that up. Looked real nice until the next spring.
 
2014-05-06 07:23:05 PM  
heh heh weeds on property

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2014-05-06 08:45:23 PM  

groppet: My brother had this really cool weed burning torch. I had fun burning all the weeds on his driveway with him.


So, you were burning weed while he watched?

/I used to own a property that could have used some weed burner action in the front "lawn" especially
//what?  don't get weird
 
2014-05-06 10:18:36 PM  

croesius: What if your home is a weed?

[www.emptykingdom.com image 850x563]


Then my statement is invalid?
 
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