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Keeping dandelions off my lawn?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by zanemoseley, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. zanemoseley

    zanemoseley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    So my new lawn is doing well after a disasterous start last year, we renovated last Fall. My neighbor to the side of me in a rental house has thousands of dandelions in his yard, by far the most I've seen in one place. I want to prevent them coming over to my yard next year.

    Is the best bet just putting down some Pre-M next Spring? I didn't put any down this year since I overseeded. I have TTTF.
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    you might be money ahead if you just sprayed the neighbors yard.
  3. zanemoseley

    zanemoseley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Spray with what? Broadleaf weed control?
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,554

    There is no effective preventative treatment for dandelions. Ask your neighbor if you can spray their lawn. Dandelions are fairly easy to kill. Go to John Deere Landscapes (used to be Lesco) and ask them what they recomend. You can find your nearest branch online at their site. Don't go to the Depot or Lowes.
  5. GrassStitcher

    GrassStitcher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    After you kill weeds, (you'll need to keep treating) focus on thickening your lawn in the fall. The best deterrent to weeds is a thick lawn - this will help to out compete weeds.
  6. maustm

    maustm LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 54

    When you put down weed n feed or a herbicide, spread a little wide on their side too, that might help keep them back.
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    That's what I do. Costs me a few bucks and saves me several.

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