Get a tortoise Fairy! My Graham loves a fresh dandelion.
I have no dandelions in my garden, but I'd love a tortoise...really seriously considering it, but not sure where to start, how old it should be (I know they start hibernating from about aged 3), where to get in even!
It does work - but you need to use evergreen groundcover, not perennials on their own. I also use bulbs where there are perennials coming through later. A good mulch in autumn helps too. I do very little weeding.Any pernicious weeds need removed completely first to make sure the ground is as clear as possible though. The roots of anything left in the ground will always appear at some point. Dandelions are the bane of my life, seeding in from a neighbouring 'garden', but they don't often spring up in borders now - mainly in the grass.
Jess my Graham come from a rescue centre, he is absolutely no trouble at all. Rescue centres specialising in reptiles have plenty available because people want the cute tiny babies. If you want any details please feel free to PM me