How to Completely Pull a Dandelion Weed
Dandelions can disrupt a beautiful lawn and are often unavoidable in early spring. Taking the time each year to prevent weeds by applying a “weed and feed” product can help to reduce the number of Dandelions in your yard, but even the occasional weed will sprout. These occasional weeds are easy to remove and removing them will help to keep your lawn beautiful with very little time or money involved.
Tools and Supplies
8 Ounces Water
How to Get the Roots
Getting the roots of the weed is the crucial part of the removal process. Pulling the top off the weed will not prevent the weed from returning in a few weeks. By removing the entire plant–roots included, will keep the weed from returning. This simple process is a chemical-free way of removing the root.
Step 1: Locate the weed.
Step 2: Using your fingers, uncover the base of the weed.
Step 3: Insert the Weeder about a half inch from the base of the weed and push straight down.
Step 4: Using the Weeder like a lever, push up on the weed. This will loosen the entire root for removal.
Step 5: Remove the Weeder and insert the garden spade into the whole.
Step 6: Use the garden spade to completely extract the weed and root from the ground.
Step 7: Sprinkle grass seed in the empty hole.
Step 8: Fill in the hole with soil. NOTE: Additional soil will be needed. This can be a small scoop from a flower garden or you can use top soil to fill in the hole.
Step 9: As an extra measure, you can sprinkle a few seeds on the top layer of soil to ensure proper grass growing. NOTE: If you do not have grass seed on hand, simply fill the hole with soil and the grass around the whole will eventually overtake the empty space. This is a longer process for grass growing and leaves the area more vulnerable for a new weed to take root.
Step 10: Lightly water the new grass seeds to promote a healthy start.
Taking time to make your lawn beautiful is challenging, yet rewarding. Small steps can go a long way to making your lawn the best in the neighborhood. Do you have any lawn maintenance tips? Feel free to share your thoughts on weed prevention.