Monday, August 27, 2012

Photo of the Week



Since I can't seem to get rid of these little buggers all over my lawn, I decided to just take some photos of them.

Seriously though, how do you get rid of dandelions?   We've put weed and feed on several times, which keeps them at bay for a little while, but they always come back.   We eventually want to re-do both our front and back lawns eventually anyway, but still.  I don't like weeds all over my lawn!



6 comments:

  1. Love this! ...wish I could offer some help on how to get rid of them, but I don't have a clue.

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  2. Mike McGrath is a guy who lives in our area who has a weekly radio show about gardening (with a special emphasis on growing organic). He uses Gardens Alive as a host for his online information. Here are his ideas: http://www.gardensalive.com/article.asp?ai=454
    It's best not to spread chemicals on your lawn with a kid around, or for your own health reasons. I find if I just keep digging them up, it keeps them at bay fairly well. If I can get myself to do that ;)

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  3. Another thought--lawns need to be seeded in the fall, so plan that major project for this fall, or next. Because of global warming, the grass experts are changing their advice on which grasses to grow in which parts of the country. Every so often Mike talks about grasses, and he has some info on grass in his archives on the Gardens Alive website. You can also contact your county extension agent (probably through a local university) for info that pertains to your state. It's worth it to do some reading on what type of grass to plant because it can be a major undertaking that can fail miserably if done wrong.
    Also, try taking a look at that dandelion after a rain, when all the fluff is sticking together. Kinda cool looking, up close. About the only good thing to say about dandelions.

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  4. I don't know how to get rid of them, but I do wish I could find some near my home! My daughter has been looking for dandelions for several weeks.

    You can put them in a small bottle or vial and make a really cute necklace. She saw it on pinterest. If you can't get rid of them, you may as well use them!

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