Q&As/Lawn Care/Ridding our Lawn of Dandelions

Question

Is there a way of ridding our lawn of dandelions safely? 

Answer

Dandelions can either be physically removed from the lawn by hand or sprayed with an organic weed killer where fatty acids are the active ingredient. Unfortunately, this means it will kill your surrounding grass as well as the offending dandelion. Fortunately, most organic herbicides come in compact, small, trigger container so it is possible to just spray the dandelion itself.
At the same time as spraying, it is advisable to maintain your lawn by fertilising and mowing it regularly to create a dense thatch of grass that will reduce the possibility of dandelions popping up in your lawn.
Because dandelion seed is quite minute, it is easy for them to be blown considerable distances before landing on your lawn.
 

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