How to get Rid of Dandelions and Garden Weeds

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If you have ever spoken to a gardener or landscaper, they will tell you that the hardest part of their job is getting rid of the weeds. It is tedious and often without reward, but it is something they have to deal with in their working lives every single day.

It is true that for every dandelion that grows, there are over 18000 seeds that are released for new growth. This makes weed killing sound like an impossible task. But there are a few things that you can do to make the garden maintenance job easier.

Weed and Dandelion Killing Tips

  1. Chemical weed killers are without a doubt, the best and easiest way of getting rid of the weeds. It is important that you identify the weed first, and then buy the correct chemical. You must make sure you take the correct precautions because chemicals are harmful to animals and humans, and they can also prevent the growth of other plants.
  2. To prevent the spread of dandelion seeds, mow the weed with your lawnmower before the head of the weeds turn from yellow to seeds.
  3. You can prevent the growth of weeds by landscaping with lawn maintenance at least 7 times a year.

Gardener Tips

Below are some tips from gardeners that they have used when nothing else has worked. They are tried and tested tips that these professionals have found to work on more than one occasion:

  1. Dig the weed up from the root with a spade and then put vinegar in the remaining hole to prevent re-growth.
  2. Pour boiling water on the weed because these causes the weed to wilt.
  3. Cut out the sunlight. This seems common sense to me because sunlight is essential to the production of chloroform, which is essential for growth. It seems like covering the weed with a sheet or foil would be the best method here.