I have to decide whether I like or am prepared to live with dandelions. Dandelions can consume an hour or so a day of my time. Personally. I’m not a fan of herbicdes and I believe they are banned here in Ontario.
I like a nice green lawn without dandelions or weeds, however; it’s a struggle. You pick the flowers and they seem to pop up right behind you. I have tried just picking the flowers and if possible, the pods before they start blooming. Some days I look at my lawn and admire the fruits of my hard work. There are no dandelions visible! A few hours later, there they are, blowing in the wind and defying me to try and get rid of them.
You have to admire the dandelions ability to blossom and grow in just about any enviroment. They find a break in the pavement and they grow, you leave a little bit of soil on a rock and they will find it and grow. The dandelion is an amazing weed or is it a plant or a flower.
Today, I tried something different in my battle with this intruder. I took a flat top screw driver and dug out the pedal near the top of the root. Then I filled the hole with a mixture of topsoil, sheep manure and Scott’s Turf Builder EZ Seed. They say it even grows on pavement. Can it grow on a dandelion tap root and crowd it out? I’ll have to wait and see. Better get my camera and document my fight with the dandelion.
Spent three hours mowing and picking dandelions. Picked off the yellow flower before it seeds and rooted out a section in the back garden. Trying to do a section at a time instead of all over the place. Thre are no dandelions visible at 3:00 pm.