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Old 04-10-2010, 10:00 AM
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How to keep dandelions from returning.

Can someone please tell me what went wrong or what I need to do in order to get rid of the dandelions?
I sprayed last year with "speed zone" and didn't have any dandelions. But they all seem to have returned already this year.
Please help.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:55 AM
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Dandelions are a plant that starts in the fall--and blooms in the spring--and then persists because it is a perennial. Spray in the fall when temps drop down to about 65.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:03 AM
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plus if you have neighbors that have dandelions, you will always have them, in your lawns. bummer, here is a link:

http://www.lawncareguide.org/lawn-ca...ng-dandelions/
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:43 PM
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you have to spray for them every year!! I love dandelions they smell like $$
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:50 PM
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that be for sure!!!!
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:11 AM
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Dandelions must be the easiest weed to treat, but they do come back in from the neighbors.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:26 AM
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We spray twice a year spring & fall, if your only concern is dandies.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:20 AM
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Gallery 75 DF will keep dandelions out if regular maintenance doesn't.

http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld638008.pdf

I'd recommend a judicious program with fall overseeding instead though.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:12 AM
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Gallery 75 DF will keep dandelions out if regular maintenance doesn't.

http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld638008.pdf

I'd recommend a judicious program with fall overseeding instead though.
I agree, you will always need to treat chemically, that's why they need your maintenance program, but suggesting a fall overseeding makes you more money and affirms to the customer you are trying to minimize the problem with sound horticultural practices, also suggest a soil test and sell lime etc.

Sometimes these problems turn into opportunities.
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