How to get rid of the dandelions?

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Dandelions took over the back yard! The previous owner did not care about her back yard. It's our 2nd summer here and it looks as if we grow dandelions!!!
q how to get rid of the dandelions
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  • 27524803 27524803 on May 22, 2018
    I would start with a product like Scott's Weed and Feed.... see how it helps.

  • Dandelions are good eating! If you are not into that, kill it off and start over. My yard became full of crabgrass. I killed it off with vinegar, gardener used a sod cutter to remove old lawn, tilled and prepared the soil and reseeded.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 22, 2018
    There are weed killers that will kill the weeds and leave the grass that you could use right now, but with all the flowers you have right now, you may need to treat again. Next spring, use a weed and feed and it may prevent them for a while until the neighbors seeds fly into your yard. If you notice them before they flower, hit them with the spray and they will be gone before they flower and spread more.

  • Heje Heje on May 22, 2018
    There is a tool with a two pronged end and slightly curved that can be used to dig out each one. The other is to use a dandelion treatment that will kill them off by increasing their growth and allowing them to die.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 22, 2018
    Use Orthos Weed b gone for dandelions and follow a regular fertilizer program for you area to get a healthy lawn

  • Betsy Betsy on May 22, 2018
    A weed and feed product is needed this spring and fall and next spring and fall. Vigoro and Scotts are both good choices. Use the proper amount on the yard and follow the directions.

  • Ginny Ginny on May 23, 2018
    Have you considered something like Scotts Weed and Feed?

  • Theresa M. Woody Theresa M. Woody on May 31, 2018
    I agree with many of the replies to your question. If your as busy as most of us, you don't have the time for the time consuming, back breaking chore of removing dandelions, one at a time. Not to mention, that if you dont get the whole root, it's all for not. Use the Weed and Feed or Weed N Gone.

  • Curt Halford Curt Halford on Nov 15, 2020

    I would avoid using chemicals as a first attempt. Why not just get one of the stand up dandelion remover tools. On The Yard and Garden there's a few good one's available online. Just make sure its a tool you can use standing like Fiskars or the Yard Butler dandelion remover.


    Hope this helps