It’s spring and every year tiny little yellow flowers start popping up all over the place. In a matter of days, children believe they can make wishes once they turn into white puffballs. But Oklahoma homeowners find these flowers to be nothing more than a nuisance.
Dandelions are common weeds throughout the country, but thankfully LawnAmerica is here to help you treat and control them before they become a big problem. Dandelions are considered a broadleaf perennial and can grow in almost any soil. This common weed has a long taproot, which can go down several feet in the soil and emerges in the spring.
Dandelions typically “disappear” – or more accurately – go dormant in the summer, as they don’t like the heat. But the long taproot allows it to survive and cycle back to life as cooler temperatures return.
Pre-emergent applications, despite what you might assume, do very little in preventing dandelions from germinating each year. They can be adequately controlled by other methods though.
How to control Dandelions in your Oklahoma Lawn
- Lawn Care: Healthy, dense lawns make it harder for weeds to germinate and grow. It’s important to keep your lawn thick and healthy to avoid dandelions
- Mowing: Mowing over dandelions before they bloom can help prevent seeds from spreading across your lawn and neighborhood.
- Hand pulling: Although this method may seem like an easy solution, it’s often a difficult method to controlling dandelions. If you don’t remove the entire root system, you will not only waste time, but you’ll be back to square one.
- Spraying: The most common method would be to use herbicide labeled for broadleaf weeds.
- Call the professionals: The simplest solution is to call the experts at LawnAmerica. Evaluations are free for new customers and service calls are free for existing full program customers.
Don’t let dandelions take over your yard. If you find yourself needing help getting rid of weeds this year, contact LawnAmerica today