Can anyone tell me the best way to get rid of dandelions from my lawn they are driving me mad!!
I know what you mean, I love them and hate them. Systemic weedkiller is the only way, though, that I know of. I couldn't recommend specific brand for lawns though. That's the only place I let them do what they like.
I love them, especially the clocks
you have dig the root up and make sure non of the flowers do not go to seed ,its on going battle,you could make dandelion wine ,coffee or a extra for your salad.
yuk have you tasted danelion coffee flowering rose
Pick off the flower heads as often as possible and try using Verdone extra for added control, its pretty good and doesn`t kill the grass. Just be patient .
The Verdone stuff that Dan2012 suggested is good stuff. I used the concentrate at our last house and also here at our new one. One treatment a year, about now, will get you a good start. If you only have a few weeds in the lawn, the pre-mixed spray might be better.
It's also worth looking at Vitax Lawn Clear, as it has alternative weedkillers in it that can target other weeds. A strategy of using both - a full lawn treatment using one brand concentrate once a year and then spray using the other brand throughout the rest of the year should cover most problems and lead to a weed free lawn.
Mind you, a sunny day spent sat on the lawn cutting out the weeds and back filling with a fine soil mix and seed is not an unpleasant thing in my mind
Do remember these are dangerous chemicals you will be using.
Keep young children and pets off!!
"Do remember these are dangerous chemicals you will be using.
Keep young children and pets off!! "
Good advice, although I am sure we are all sensible enough to read the appropriate instructions. It is of course acceptable to allow older children to be sprayed !!!
Thank you I will take a look at what you have recomended , also I like the idea of the sunny day picking out the roots but with the current weather I may be waiting a while for the sun!
I use verdone....it's great on lawns as it doesn't kill or mark the grass....it makes the weeds grow fast and in doing so they kill themselves....I use a stronger solutionthat's stated on the bottle though, not much just an extra 5ml