dandelion

How to treat Dandelions

Dandelions are a broadleaf perennial that grows all over the United States. Most people think that just pulling the flower out of the soil will kill the weed, however, Dandelions have a root system that can grow 2-3 inches into the soil that will need to also be removed.  Spring is the best time frame to starting the process of killing the weed.  There are serval ways you can stop this weed from growing in your yard.  

Mow high!  Having a thick and healthy lawn will help prevent dandelions from spreading. Dandelions will thrive in thin lawns so keeping a thick lawn will in a sense suffocate the weed out.

Being consistent with the use of pre emergents in the spring and fall are a way to prevent them from growing. Using a pre emergent will help in suppressing the weeds…. making it more difficult for dandelions to grow in the future.

The main thing to remember when trying to rid your yard of dandelions is that you must treat all the way to the root!  Also, we know everyone loves to take the dandelion once the flower has turned to seeds and blow them into the wind.  Just make sure that wind direction doesn’t blow those seeds back into your own yard!  If you have any comments, leave them below.  Have a great day!