How to keep dandelions from returning.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by George513, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. George513

    George513 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 4

    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.
    Thanks
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,097

    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.
     
  3. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,877

    you have to spray for them every year!! I love dandelions they smell like $$
     
  5. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,305

    that be for sure!!!!
     
  6. Greenie

    Greenie LawnSite Member
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    Dandelions must be the easiest weed to treat, but they do come back in from the neighbors.
     
  7. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
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    We spray twice a year spring & fall, if your only concern is dandies.
     
  8. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    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.
     
  9. GrassStitcher

    GrassStitcher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    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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