Dealing with weeds is among the most annoying things about gardening. The hours we spend weeding take away from the enjoyment we should be having in caring for our plants.
These days, dealing with weeds is a choice between weeding by hand or using toxic herbicides. Since no one actually likes either of them, weeding has become that annoying part of gardening that we just had to deal with in some form or another.
This makes the development of HotZot such a fulfilling endeavor. Despite some challenges along the way, we have managed to build a revolutionary product that will transform how you deal with weeds in your garden.
What is HotZot?
HotZot is a point-and-shoot weed killer that sprays jets of boiling hot water mixed with citric acid, which is a natural type of herbicide. Safer than artificial chemicals and easier than weeding by hand, HotZot is the viable third option that organic gardeners have been waiting for.
It works by getting to the literal root of problem. The heat produced by the tool is concentrated at the crown and penetrates below ground killing tissue at the top of the root. This makes regeneration less likely.
Similar alternatives such as steamers and torches leave a large zone of destruction. The HotZot’s needle thin jets of scalding water avoids this as its kill zone is just the size of a dime, allowing you to kill the weeds without harming the surrounding plants.
Here is how HotZot will change the way you garden when it finally hit the market next year.
1. No more weeds
HotZot effectively kills weeds using hot water combined with natural herbicides. Using searing hot water in dealing with stubborn weeds is a technique practiced by cultures for centuries due to its efficacy.
The only thing that held it back from becoming popular in the recent past was the lack of technology that would make it practical and portable. Thankfully, technology, innovation and some inspiration finally caught up with the birth of HotZot.
2. Saves you time
Organic gardeners who can not be bothered by toxic herbicides like RoundUp have been spending hours weeding by hand. While we agree that gardening is mostly a labor of love, wasting precious time pulling out weeds is far from a satisfying experience. Especially if you’d see some of them sprouting again the next couple of days due to some wayward seeds.
HotZot is a portable gizmo that you can attach to a hose and carry around your garden with ease. Its long nozzle will let you get to even the hard to reach areas, allowing you to get the job done in a fraction of the time.
3. No more back pains
Another great benefit of a portable weed-killing tool is that it allows for better posture in gardening. With HotZot, you just point to the problem and shoot them away with jets of hot water.
This eliminates the need for hours of kneeling or stooping low that lead to cramps and muscle pains that often last days. This also reduces the risk of potential injuries and other long-term effects of poor posture.
4. Protect your children and pets
For decades, farms and eventually, gardens in the United States have been relying on toxic herbicides to deal with our weed problems.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient found in RoundUp, has been described by no less than the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as “probably carcinogenic in humans” based on studies.
Exposure to glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, increases the risk of a cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent, according to a new analysis from researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS).
Here is a list of cities, counties, states and countries throughout the world have taken steps to either restrict or ban glyphosate.
HotZot allows you to finally break free from that. By using an eco-friendly tool like HotZot you protect everyone in your household, including your children and pets, from the harmful effects of toxic herbicides.
5. Keep the environment safe
Killing weeds should not lead to poisoning the environment. However, many of us have been using harmful chemicals that leave residue and then spread and contaminate the soil and nearby bodies of water. Not only are we harming the ecological system in our garden using these herbicides, we are also endangering the environment surrounding it. The impact caused by these residues usually last years and even decades, affecting lifeforms beyond our gardens.
One of the primary objectives of the creator of HotZot is to change that. Using HotZot means allowing the rest of your garden flourish while you exterminate invasive weeds. Replacing your herbicide with a natural solution gives the environment some room to breathe and heal itself.
Let’s change every garden in America
Changing the way America gardens is by no means an easy task. That is why Weed Never Sleep, the good folks behind such a revolutionary product, decided to go the crowdfunding route to involve like-minded individuals in sparing the environment from the harmful effects of toxic herbicides.
HotZot is currently hosting its crowdfunding campaign on TruCrowd.com where small investors can invest for as low as $100.
The company even sweetens up the investment opportunity for early investors by giving away a free HotZot.