It seems as though every spring, dandelions make their way back to our lawns, despite our best efforts. Fortunately, there are a few preventative measures you can take to control these unwanted weeds. However, in order to eliminate dandelions, we first must understand how they grow.
Broadleaf Weeds and Dandelions
Broadleaf weeds, such as thistle and dandelions, are tough and aggressive perennials that attack weak areas of your lawn. They tend to have longer taproots that can extend up to three feet deep into the ground, making it difficult to completely eliminate. Dandelions can grow in any soil and thrive in full sunlight. Come early spring, new sprouts will grow from the taproot, which mature into yellow flowers, and later into white puffballs that carry and spread seeds. In order to prevent regrowth of the weed, the entire plant—taproot and all— needs to be removed.
FIESTA WEED CONTROL – Fiesta is a selective broadleaf killer that doesn’t harm the turf grasses by using specially formulated iron chelate solution. Fiesta has no unpleasant odor and gives visible results same day. You are able to use treated area same day this product is very safe.
The best defense against broadleaf weeds and dandelions is promoting a thick and healthy lawn top dress and seeding on an annual basis and well maintained . By mowing at the ideal height and following a regular feeding program, you can achieve a lawn that is thick enough to keep weeds from establishing in the first place.