Is there any way to kill a dandelion permanently?

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  • Kari Isringhausen-Nairn Kari Isringhausen-Nairn on Feb 27, 2018
    round up in a spray bottle and direct it right on the dandelion.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Feb 27, 2018
    Easy Peasy - Dig the dandelion out by the roots. Do not let the plant go to seed.
    • Mjxfingers Mjxfingers on Feb 27, 2018
      They sell tools especially to get way down on the root to get it out easily. See your garden section.
  • Dig it out at the root. Pour boiling water on it. Spray with vinegar. You will always be battling weeds of some sort, they are spread by wind, birds, and animals.
  • Renee Renee on Feb 27, 2018
    I've always used vinegar or salt directly on the weed
  • Sandy Sandy on Feb 27, 2018
    White vinegar!!! Kills them dead!!!
  • Michelle Bellin Michelle Bellin on Feb 27, 2018
    Dandelion leaves are a delicacy in Italy and most of the Mediterranean cooked or in salads. Unbelievable sauté only the leaves (looks like arugula) in olive oil and tiny dash red pepper & salt. yum!

    And why is that 1st lady still using Round Up? Are you a Monsanto shareholder or just hate breathing all together? I’m being serious it’s a perfectly valid question.
    • I am with you on the round up - they have lawsuits everywhere . . . And yes, if grown properly, (without dogs trampling all over them) dandelion is quite tasty, even sold at some farmers markets! I have had in salads at better restaurants.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Feb 27, 2018
    Dig it up. Spray with plain white vinegar (5% store brand) with a tablespoon of 2 of salt, and a squirt of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. Spray in the morning on a hot day. They will be dead by afternoon. Will not hurt pets or other wildlife.
  • Lou Lou on Feb 27, 2018
    Put a heaping tablespoon of baking soda right in the middle of the plant. Don't get it on your lawn because it will kill the grass also. But the baking soda will kill the dandelion.
  • Evelyn McMullen Evelyn McMullen on Feb 27, 2018
    my yard is full of them right now. Not enough leaves to cook tho, just pretty little 3 in. tall yellow flowers.
  • Dgr32827285 Dgr32827285 on Mar 06, 2018
    pour boiling water on it
  • Curt Halford Curt Halford on Nov 15, 2020

    The best thing to do it pull them out with a dandelion puller. I bough one called Fiskars which is good but I imagine there are a few better ones around now. I just googles dandelion removal tool and top result has a few different tool https://theyardandgarden.com/best-dandelion-removal-tool/


    I haven't read it but they look like they have lots of different hand tools for the job

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