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To kill weeds, spray them with vinegar when the sun is shining. Spray all the leaves. They will shrivel up and die. It is non-toxic to animals, etc.
By MJ from AK
I have had great success killing off my dandelions with sulfate of ammonia, the 21-0-0 stuff (they must hate nitrogen). After watering, I just put a teaspoon of the dry crystals in the center of the damp dandelion. Since I'm a bit on the lazy side, I use a length of PVC pipe and a small funnel. I put the PVC pipe in the middle of the plant, dump in the crystals, then move to the next weed.
By Babbie from Lemon Grove, CA
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I have an uproar of dandelions and daisies in my garden and I won't be able to get rid of them without harming the grass and leaving the lawn like a huge spotty mess. I'm dubious about using chemicals because I have two small children, any ideas?
By Sarah from UK
You can get weed and feed to take care of them.
I can not give you the exacty recipe (formula)because Jerry Bakers books are copywrite protected but in his book titled Terrific Garden Tonics (page 308) you find that he recommends gin, white vinegar baby shapoo and warm water to kill weeds and for stubborn weeds he says use apple cider vinegar instead of the white. I don't know if this book is out of print since I fould mine at a rummage sale for $1.00 (US). You can also get in contact with his organization at www.jerrybaker.com
Does anyone know ways to kill dandelions and hedges without herbicides?
By Carol Ann
I concur with frugalsunnie. Manually is a sure-fire way to get rid of them without any chemicals.
When we moved into our house there were massive shrubs lining the walk up to the house. It felt like walking down a dark tunnel. I didn't like the looks, plus it was a potential hiding spot for bad guys. So my mom and I dug them up. Those things must have been there for over 20 years (huge roots!). It took a lot of digging and prying with shovels and forks, but after much sweat we got it done.
For weeds you may want to try full strength vinegar. Just drip it on the undesirable weed, careful not to get the grass. Given time it will kill the weed.
How do I kill dandelions?
By Mary G
Cut each of the roots and cut the flower off. If I doesn't work just don't water it :) Hope I helped.
Well, there are several waysto kill Dandelions.
1. You can spray them with a Dandelion killer.
2. Dig them up making sure you get all the root. Some people cook and eat the leaves.
3. Try vinegar. Be careful as vinegar will also kill the grass.
4. Not watering them will not kill them.They just go dominant.
5. Other posters may have more suggestions.
How can I manage the clover in my lawn (I want more clover) and get rid of dandelions? I like the clover, but I don't like the dandelions.
If our so called recession gets any worse you might want to eat those dandelion greens. They are quite tasty. I had them as a kid I don't know about the blossoms but the greens are great. Do some online research before you put herbicide on them. Nasturtiums are edible too.
I am a baseball coach and we are having trouble killing the dandelions on our field. What might you suggest we do?
By Greg from Shepherdsville
These homemade recipes and tips sound great but I do not want to kill the lawn tried to get rid of dandelions last season and had dinner plate size dead patches in my lawn which had to be reseeded, this year hundreds more dandelions are growing around the outskirts of where the original plants were, help any tips for getting rid of without killing the lawn.
Do you have a recipe for killing dandelions, please?
By Jo R
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Does anyone have any ideas on getting rid of dandelions in your yard? We bought some type of spray to use on them in Walmart, but they have come back.
Tammy from VA
I've heard that vinegar works, but I like boiling water. It cooks the little buggers. (04/25/2005)
The only thing I've found that was successful is the Weed Hound and a lot of work. The Weed Hound can usually be found at garden centers, such as WalMart, etc. Of course, they'll come back next year, so you have to do it all over again; however, it is possible to get rid of them for one year at the time. (04/25/2005)
I always heard the only way to really get rid of them is by getting the root and all. Use a long handled flat-edge screwdriver and dig down deep enough to loosen the root and pull. Takes a little effort, but hey, at least you'll have a good excuse to go out and enjoy the pretty weather, get some fresh air, and exercise. Besides, I've grown to like the little jewels of nature and to co-exist peacefully with them, in my older age. (04/25/2005)
Get a weed popper. It is essentially a 4 pronged fork very strong with tines about the diameter of a pencil, round, and pointed. It has a handle about 3 feet long. And is hinged to the popper. You place it by hand behind the weed then use your foot to stomp the fork under the weed and it will pop out.
It works perfectly on almost every weed. It is amazing how long the roots of dandelions in particular are. (05/01/2005)
The Dandelion Terminator is so fast and easy to use it's even fun. (05/18/2006)