I will admit that I use weed & feed in the Spring and as a result I do not get to "Zing" as much as I would like to. I have a Weed Zinger attached to a large dump cart that I pull behind my tractor just in case I see a Dandelion pop it's yellow head. I also keep a 5 gallon pail on the porch with another Weed Zinger in standby just in case I spot one pulling into the driveway. The life expectancy of a Dandelion in my yard is about as long as a Mayfly. The video clip below is o
I take every opportunity to brag about my grand-daughters. They are precious and I spend as much time with them as possible. On Saturdays we do yard games and I make outrageous contraptions that shoot footballs in the air, launch water balloons, portable roller cooasters and I even get them to do work around the house. The one thing that I never have to beg them to do is to "Zing". Zinging is what the girls calling removing weeds from the lawn using the Weed Zinger. It is
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
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
As we age, we look for reasons to live, love and laugh. At the "very" tender age of 62 I look for hobbies and distractions that won't leave me bruised, battered and broken...such as riding a two wheeled bike on a narrow bike path. To minimize the hazards of riding I lowered my sights and my seat to ground level by investing in a 3 wheeled recumbent trike. I still flipped the blasted thing! Not a scratch on me...until I knocked my head on the lift-gate of my car loading my bi
Here are some interesting facts about the dandelion flower: The dandelion is the only flower that represents the 3 celestial bodies of the sun, moon and stars. The yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars.The dandelion flower opens to greet the morning and closes in the evening to go to sleep. Every part of the dandelion is useful: root, leaves, flower. It can be used for food, medicine and dye for coloring.