Would you eat this weed? Many people do (dandelion greens) but they really don’t belong in a lawn! Dandelions are biennial plants that persist in turf for years. They are by far the easiest to control because they are susceptible to all broadleaf weed killers. A newer variation has a flower with a very short stem in order to avoid being mowed off.

Control: Dandelions are easily killed using Ortho Weed-B-Gon or Bayer Advanced All-in-One Lawn Weed Killer. These chemicals will not damage the lawn grasses when used properly.

Pulling dandelions out is a risky choice because the tap root may break off, growing as large as a carrot before sending up new growth. As with all broad leaf weeds, spray in between mowing and do not water for several days.

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Max Todd, owner of Fairway Lawn Service has been in the lawn business since he was seventeen years old. He worked for a lawn service for six years before starting Fairway Lawn Service in 1977. Now, thousands of San Francisco Bay Area homeowners rely on Fairway Lawn Service to aerate their lawns on a regular basis. Its customers also benefit by Max's expertise and free advice. Max loves lawns, and knows everything about them. Call him. You'll see!