dandelions

Can anyone tell me the best way to get rid of dandelions from my lawn they are driving me mad!!

 

 

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  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 751

    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. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,234

    I love them, especially the clocks

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    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.image

  • chicachica Posts: 252

    yuk have you tasted danelion coffee flowering roseimage

  • Dan2012Dan2012 Posts: 22

    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 .

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_7?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=verdone extra&sprefix=verdone,aps,414

  • WodufinWodufin Posts: 18

    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 image

  • patty3patty3 Posts: 129

    Do remember these are dangerous chemicals you will be using.

    Keep young children and pets off!! 

     

  • Dan2012Dan2012 Posts: 22

    "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 !!! image

  • 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! image

  • 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

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