The Root...The Whole Root and Nothing But the Root.
The root, the whole the root and nothing but the root...that is the question. Removing dandelions is easy, but making it so they can't grow back is a futile endeavor without the use of harsh chemicals. One anology that comes to mind is shoveling seaweed against the tide. I spend a lot of time, energy and money trying to keep my yard clear of these pesky plants. I realize that they are edible and that they make darn good tea and are good in a salad. A dandelion is to me as
Residential Grazing Zone?
For years I have done everything in my power and budget to keep dandelions in-check. Their bright yellow heads contrasting against my beautiful green lawn makes me see red. I have an arsenal of weeding tools, an olympic pool of herbicides and an abundance of free time to spend eradicating the pesky buggers but it is still not enough. Recently, I read an article that may very well change my outlook on dandelions and how I dispose of them. Apparently, you can eat these suckers
Best Time To Pull Weeds...
The best time to remove weeds especially dandelions, is a full day or two after a rain when the ground just starts to firm-up again. If the soil is too hard your weeding tool is going to difficulty penetrating the soil. If the ground is too soft the bottom plate will have nothing to push against to drive the shaft upward to engage the trigger mechaniism. The goal is to have just enough resistance, when stepping on the pedestal, to permit the center shaft to travel 3-4 clic
Weed Be Gone
There is nothing more frustrating than to spray your lawn with a herbicide or to physically extract a weed only to have 2 more take it's place. I liken it to the cartoon shows when I was a kid where an alarm clock would not stop ringing and each time it was struck with a large hammer it became a smaller version of itself and still kept ringing. Pulling weeds is very much like that to me. I would venture to say that there are very few people that weed their yard as much as I