How Does Frostbite Work?
The Frostbite Weed Control System offers an organic solution to weed control by delivering a killing frost directly to unwanted weeds. The dry-ice frost is created on-the-spot using beverage-grade carbon dioxide, which is as natural as the bubbles in your soda. Frostbite works effectively on broadleaf and grassy weeds, but won’t hurt cool-season grasses like fescue or bentgrass.
Frostbite offers advantages over conventional and other organic weed control options since the frost is not metabolized by the weed. As a result, Frostbite can be used any time and at any temperature, cool or hot, rain or shine. The carbon dioxide frost sublimes (changes directly to vapor) and thus cannot contaminate soil or water. The system also uses NO herbicides or toxins that could be harmful to workers, homeowners or pets. The Frostbite system uses “catch and release” carbon dioxide that does not increase atmospheric levels of this naturally occurring gas, so the product is truly “green”.
The Frostbite System is the only turf sprayer made especially for use with carbon dioxide. The sprayer is attached to a reusable 15- or 20-pound capacity cylinder of carbon dioxide. The operator typically carries the cylinder in a backpack harness to walk the yard and deliver the frost applications. Alternatively, the cylinder can be transported in a wheeled cart similar to a golf bag pull cart. The Frostbite System is designed as a spot sprayer. Planned future versions of the product will be available as a blanket sprayer.