I was pretty certain the previous homeowners purposely planted dandilion seeds all over the yard because they were mad we got their house at such a great price. But then Ben told me he and Audra had fun last fall blowing the seeds off of the dandilions in the yard (and I thought we were on the same team!)
Dandilions have literally taken over our yard. We are the only ones on the street with dandilions, and I am sure they all hate us because we are apt to infest their yards as well. Not wanting our new neighbors to hate us, I have made it my mission to defeat these buggards- which means, by default, Ben has also joined the cause.
Photo #1: Unfortunately, this photo does not do the dandilions justice. You can kind of see that there are dandilions everywhere, though I admit it is hard to see. Just imagine that there are millions of dandilions all over the lawn and that half the lawn is completely yellow.I have a routine that I have been following the past three days to try and get rid of them.
1. Mow the lawn (yes, at 8 months pregnant I am going out daily and mowing the lawn- I LOVE our lawn mower- I don't even break a sweat!!!)
2. Walk around the lawn and pick any flowers that are white and ready to spread their nasty seeds (I know it's best to pull out the weeds, but I figure I need to get rid of the seedlings at a bare minimum)
3. Start pulling the weeds. On day 1 I used a shovel- BIG mistake, it gave me blisters. Day 2- a screwdriver, which was much better. Day 3- today I bought a dandilion puller and that worked really well because it is better at getting the roots. I pull up a full grocery bag every day.
By the end of my routine, the yard generally looks like this:
Ahh...much better! Until the next morning when the dandilions come back with a greater vengeance and the ritual must start again. This weekend, Ben is going to do a lot of work and hopefully together we can get this under control!
I am hoping that the neighbors see this pregnant woman out in the yard working dilligently to get rid of the nasty ones and cut us a bit of slack!
Any other suggestions??? (Besides trying to convince America that dandilions are actually flowers)