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Monday, 6 January 2020

How to eliminate dandelions?

Dandelions can appear all over your garden and can cause problems because their roots grow very quickly and their grains spread easily. Indeed, a single dandelion can sow thousands of seeds alone and these can take up to 10 years before germinating on your land.

If you look on the bright side, the good news is that these little yellow flowers are easy to remove. Unfortunately, it is also the fastest-growing weed.

The Dandelion

Dandelion is a broad-leaved weed with a thick, fleshy root. It is propagated by seeds and by new shoots from roots or runners. It blooms from early spring until late fall.

What is the best time of year to get rid of dandelions?

In order to completely remove dandelions from your garden, you must use the appropriate herbicide to kill this weed. Be sure to wait until the dandelion leaves are sufficiently developed and the plant reaches a certain maturity before applying the herbicide, as it penetrates the dandelion through its foliage. Its application will therefore be more effective at this time. The application of the product as soon as the dandelion emerges is ineffective and not recommended.

The best time of the year to remove dandelions is in the fall, as this is when their leaves are developed. Treatment at this time will be more effective and will significantly reduce the regrowth of this weed in the spring.

Expert advice: Fertilization and proper maintenance of your lawn are the basis of all cultivation practices. The healthier and denser your lawn is, the fewer weeds will invade your garden.

Is it too late to apply herbicide after the dandelions flower?

It is not too late to apply the treatment after the flowering of the dandelion when the flower turns into dandelion puffs. After flowering, the dandelion is mature so the treatment will be effective. However, at this stage, the seeds will inevitably disperse. To prevent dandelions from growing, be sure to use proper cultural practices.

Is it recommended to pluck the dandelions?

Everything is relative. If you can count the dandelions on your lot on the fingers of your hand, you can cut the flowers instead of applying a herbicide. However, they will come back to visit you after a few weeks.

On the other hand, if your garden is invaded with dandelions, it is not recommended to pluck them. It is better to go to the source of the problem and apply a herbicide to reduce their presence. If you cut the plants or apply the product too early, the treatment will not be effective. For all your lawn treatment and weed control needs, contact Forever Green.

How to maintain my lawn after weed treatment?

Following a weed treatment, it is recommended not to water or cut the lawn for at least 24 hours.

In order to get the best possible results and get rid of dandelions completely, do not hesitate to contact the Forever Green branch closest to you and our experts will be happy to answer all your questions.

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