Are pesky dandelions taking over your property here in Indiana? If so, here are some things you can do to show these annoying weeds who's boss. Firstly, you should keep in mind that pulling the dandelions will actually spread their seeds and make the problem worse. One way to deal with these weeds is to apply a pre-emergent weed control treatment in the spring to prevent dandelions from popping up in the first place. You should also use post-emergent weed control throughout the rest of the year to target any dandelions that break through the pre-emergent treatments.

Whatever you do, don't pull the dandelions on your lawn.

A potential client in Whitestown, IN pulling a dandelion out of the ground.

If you see dandelions popping up on your lawn, your first instinct is probably to pull them. However, that is actually the worst thing you could do! By pulling the dandelions out of your yard, you can make the problem worse and cause even more dandelions to sprout. This is due to the fact that when you pull up a dandelion out of the ground, it causes the seeds to spread onto other parts of your lawn. That will result in dandelions popping up everywhere, which creates even more work for you in the long run. So, if you happen to notice dandelions in your yard, do yourself and your lawn a favor and don't pull them.

Apply pre-emergent weed control treatments in the spring.

Pre-emergent herbicides are a form of chemical weed control designed to prevent germinated weed seedlings from popping up on your lawn. These treatments work by creating a protective barrier meant to inhibit weed growth. Once dandelion seedlings start to germinate, they will grow toward the layer of soil containing these chemicals. As soon as the dandelions hit this layer, they will stop growing and the weed will die before it even has the opportunity to break through the surface of your lawn.

You should apply these pre-emergent weed control treatments in the early spring; this is because common weeds like dandelions often start growing during the spring season. By applying pre-emergent weed control treatments in the early spring, you can stop weed growth at the source before those annoying dandelions start growing more aggressively.

Some other common weeds that pre-emergent weed control can treat include clover, nutsedge, and ground ivy.

Use post-emergent weed control throughout the rest of the year.

While pre-emergent weed control treatments are a great way to prevent new weeds from popping up on your lawn, they aren't always 100% effective. Whether the treatments were applied too late in the season or the chemicals didn't absorb properly, there's always a chance that these treatments won't be entirely successful. Therefore, the most effective way to keep your lawn free of weeds like dandelions is to pair pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control treatments. Post-emergent weed control is designed to target dandelions after they have already broken through the surface of your lawn. So, by applying pre-emergent weed control in the spring and using post-emergent treatments when needed, you can protect your lawn from weeds like dandelions.

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Professional applying weed control directly to dandelion in lawn in Carmel, IN.

Dandelions are a pesky, unsightly weed that can steal water and vital nutrients away from your turf. Here at Precision Cutz Lawn Care, our lawn care experts offer a premium weed control program that will help you gain control over any annoying weeds popping up in your yard. We provide this service and many more to the homes and businesses in Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, and nearby areas in Indiana. If you are interested in protecting your lawn from invasive weeds, give us a call at 317-965-7868 to sign up for our weed control program today!