If you’re tired of dandelions competing with your grass for space, we have some easy solutions you can try out.
The most effective cure is prevention! Follow a yearly-schedule of lawn maintenance (link) and you’ll be more likely to avoid most of the common lawn weeds, including dandelions, clover, daisies and buttercups.
- Feeding, aerating your grass will make it more vigorous and so make it more difficult for the weeds to compete.
- Remove dandelions with a handfork. Autumn is the best time to dig out weeds.
- Avoid close mowing which can weaken the grass, allowing weeds to take over.
- If you need a chemical solution, one application of Renovator applied to the entire lawn area will kill all broad-leaved weeds including daises, dandelions, docks, plantain and buttercups. It also kills lawn moss and lichens. If the lawn is heavily infested, a second application may be needed.