GARDENING TIPS: Eliminating Dandelions
SCENERY ACROSS THE AREA IS NOW BECOMING A CARPET OF YELLOW THANKS TO ALL OF THE DANDELIONS.
TONIGHT IN OUR GARDENING TIPS SERIES, WE'LL GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS FOR ELIMINATING THESE PESKY WEEDS.
Julie Riley, Co-Operative Extension Service: "This time of year Dandelions are everywhere and this is when people want to control them. Hi I'm Julie Riley with cooperative extension service and I wanted to talk to you about your weeds that you can eat but probably won't. Dandelions so this time of year is not when you need to state applying pesticides. You're going to get better control earlier in the spring and then later in the fall and by fall I mean August. So a lot of you are trying not to use pesticides there is an organic product that is a pre-emergent. It's called corn gluten. What corn gluten does is it prevents the seeds from germinating. So all the Dandelions that are going to seed are looking for a good spot to take hold and start growing again. Those that are yellow are coming back from last year so if you dig, which is another control method, and snap off that root it's going to regrow and you're going to end up with a crow with multiple stems. So it's really a losing battle unless you just have a couple and who's got a couple? Look at this and good luck with your weeds. Join me next Friday when we talk about another problem. Bird Vetch, the purple monster."