Perhaps one of the most recognizable weeds that we find in Iowa, dandelions. They are quick to take over any lawn when left untreated. Dandelions are a broadleaf perennial that can grow in any soil and are most numerous in full sunlight. In the early spring, new sprouts will emerge from the taproot, which can be 2 to 3 feet deep in the soil. They grow yellow flowers that mature and turn into white puffballs. They contain seeds that spread with the wind to other lawns. Even though they disappear in the fall, the taproot survives deep in the soil. Then start the cycle again in the spring.
How to kill Dandelions.
To keep dandelions out of your yard, this root has to be killed .The best way to attack dandelions is to kill the whole plant, taproot and all. Then keep new weeds from establishing themselves in your lawn. Don’t hand pull them, as they will grow right back unless the tap root is completely removed. It’s best to hire a Ames, IA weed control professional. We will give you lawn the correct treatments in consistent time increments for the most effective weed control
A thick lawn is the best method for preventing dandelions and other broadleaf weeds.
A thick lawn is the best method for preventing dandelions and other broadleaf weeds. Mow your lawn at a high setting on your mower, and follow a regular fertilization and weed control program to achieve a lawn that is thick enough to keep weeds like dandelions from establishing in the first place.