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Old 05-30-2004, 09:10 PM
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Dandelion pulling technique

In Northern Ontario the dandelions overwinter and in the spring start growing. They flower in late spring (right about now). Soon they will turn to seed and the new weeds will start to germinate in late July. Anyway my questions are: 1) Are the above statements true? and 2)If using manual eradication does the entire root have to be removed, or just the "button"?
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Old 06-08-2004, 05:48 PM
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1: yes
2: yes the entire root or it just will grow back stronger than ever
3: good luck
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Old 06-08-2004, 09:34 PM
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Manual eradication? You would need an army of diligent migrant workers to manually eradicate dadelions in my part of town. Not an option but good luck my friend.
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Old 06-08-2004, 10:36 PM
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Dandilions are perenials, but don't they have a life span?
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Old 06-10-2004, 10:41 AM
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Every living thing has a life span....why would you want to pull weeds by hand?!
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:51 PM
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How else are to going to get rid of existing weeds in a lawn. (other than chemicals or vinegar)
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Old 06-12-2004, 06:45 PM
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I have a "manual" dandelion puller. Works great, but you need to use it while the ground is moist to get the whole root. I manually weed my own front yard and will pull several in some of my nicer accounts. I don't spend a ton of time at it though, just now a $$ making type of thing.
I did take pity on a customer early this spring and pulled a 5 gallon bucket of Canadian Thistles. He's a good customer and I hated to see them in his lawn.
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