What's the safest way to get rid of dandelions?

and small purple flowers?
  8 answers
  • Dfu2813160 Dfu2813160 on May 01, 2017
    Go to Home Depot and they have many different kinds of herbicides organic and nonorganic.

  • Judy Ferrell Judy Ferrell on May 02, 2017
    if you apply Scotts Turf builder in the spring it will get rid of them. It might take a while but you will get a better lawn.

  • Tara Souther Tara Souther on May 02, 2017
    Leave them alone. The bees love the dandelions & summer heat will take care of those flowers.

  • Kathi M. Miles Kathi M. Miles on May 02, 2017
    If you really feel the need to get rid of them, make a homemade spray of half water, half vinegar and a few drops of dish soap. Spray that on the leaves till they are wet on a sunny day. It will go all the way to the root and kill them and won't hurt the ground or pets. Just be very careful not to get spray on anything you don't want to kill. I do not use it to kill dandelions, I harvest them to eat!! I make dandelion jelly, and the leaves make a good addition to salads as well as good cooked greens!

  • Alice Kautz Alice Kautz on May 02, 2017
    Thanks everyone! My neighbor thinks I have a lawn of weeds. He is always applying stuff on his grass. Wonder how safe are the the applications? Rabbits and birds are on my grass, so I'm assuming they know it's safe.🙂

  • Katherine Anne Katherine Anne on May 02, 2017
    Measure approximately two tablespoons of blue Dawn dishwashing detergent to 1 gallon of vinegar. Adjust measurements, regarding the amount of weed killer, dependent upon the amount of weed killer that you need. Shake It Up and spray on the weeds. Make sure you do not get it on anything that you do not want to die...like the grass close by or plants. It is non toxic to pets and children. It will taste awful, but will not hurt anyone!

  • Dfu2813160 Dfu2813160 on May 04, 2017
    you are very welcome.

  • Kathleen Church Kathleen Church on May 02, 2021

    I have the hardest ground ever. I've bent more dandelion pullers. So what I do before I mow.. Is pull ever bit I can including the little bulbs sprouting in the ground. Leaves everything I can get. Sometimes I get the root. And do it before you water also. Good project for kids. Make it a game and see who can the most dandelions.