4 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Dandelions in the Lawn

Is your lawn overrun with dandelions? Use these four natural remedies to get rid of the dandelion weeds without using chemicals.

How to Get Rid of Dandelions

1. Uses a Stand-up Weed Removal Tool
Stand up weed removal tools will help you get rid of the dandelions without breaking your back. The Radius Garden Weeder is a popular choice among gardeners. You just place the weeder above the center of weed, press down, and pull it up to get rid of the dandelion.

The weeder can also be used to get rid of other unwanted plants in the yard like invasive grass and trumpet vines.

2. Fill Dandelion Spots with Grass Seed
Once you have pulled up all the dandelions, fill up the empty lawn patches with grass seed. You don’t want new dandelions to grow in the same spot.

Ergonomic Dandelion Weeder

3. Keep Your Lawn Healthy and Dense
Make it difficult for dandelions seeds to germinate and grow by keeping your lawn dense and healthy. During dandelion season, set the lawn mower’s cutting height to the maximum available to smother out the dandelion seedlings.

4. Mow Existing Dandelions before They Mature
If you aren’t able to pull out all the dandelions in one go then mow them down until you are able to do so. This will prevent them from maturing and spreading more dandelion seedlings. We suggest you wear a proper mask while you are mowing to prevent debris from getting into your mouth and nose.

Are Dandelions Bad for Your Yard?

Having dandelions in your lawn is not necessarily a bad thing. Don’t get rid of them unless you absolute have to. Here are a couple of reasons why dandelions are good for the backyard.

Source of Food: Dandelion pollen is an important source of food for the bees.

Soil Breakdown: Dandelion roots can help loosen compact soil and reduce soil erosion.

Nutrient Availability: Dandelion roots can pull nutrients from deep in the soil and make them availability to other plants in the yard.