Photo Credit: City of St. Catharines
July 21, 2019
By: William Rowling
The City of St. Catharines is testing a new form of weed control.
The all-natural thermal weed treatment uses hot water mixed with foam which is sprayed directly onto the weeds.
No pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals are involved.
The city is also testing a new robotic lawn mower for cutting along steep slopes or other inaccessible areas.
The "spider mower" allows the operator to cut areas that could be dangerous to trim using a push mower or riding mower while staying a safe distance away.