Estate management specialist Burleys has become one of the first companies in the UK to use an environmentally friendly weedkiller which eliminates unwanted flora with super-heated foam.
Royal warrant holder Burleys, part of the wider TCL Group, is anticipating strong demand for its services after a successful pilot project with Lewes District Council.
The award winning system, Foamstream, developed by environmentally friendly weed control experts Weedingtech, uses a combination of hot water, steam and natural foam to ‘cook' weeds and kill them. The near boiling point natural foam, approved by the Soil Association, acts as a thermal blanket, keeping heat on the weed long enough to kill it. Some die within minutes, with others taking a day or two. A second application can eliminate taproots.
An unexpected bonus is that the foam can also eliminate graffiti and remove chewing gum from pavements.