Pulling By Hand or Tool

Dandelion is a perennial plant with a taproot that can go down two to three feet. That is why when you dig up what you think are all the dandelions in your lawn, they all seem to come back in just a month or two; leave any of that root the first time you dig it up and it will produce another dandelion. Consequently, if you use the pulling or cutting technique, you can expect to have to repeat the process two or three times before the plant gives up.

There are a number of hand weed-pulling tools on the market that work well with dandelion and other similar broadleaved weeds. In our section on Hand Tools we include a number of
hand weeding tools. They include:

Fiskars 7870 Uproot Lawn & Garden Weeder

by Fiskars

  • Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation
  • Four durable stainless steel serrated claws
  • No bending, kneeling, or chemicals to use
  • Mess-free eject feature
  • Lightweight aluminum shaft

Control dandelions, thistles, and other invasive weeds without bending, kneeling, or chemicals with Fiskars Uproot Weeder. The long, sturdy, lightweight aluminum shaft reduces bending, back strain, and kneeling and the four durable stainless steel claws are serrated to grab and remove the weeds - root and all. Easy and fun to use - simply position the tool over the weed, step down on the foot to drive the claws into the ground, pull back on the handle to grab the weed, then lift the tool and eject the pulled weed.

Hound Dog Products HDP1-6 Weed Hound

by Hound Dog

  • Weeding tool for efficient, effective weed removal
  • Stand-up weeder: pulls weeds by roots quickly and easily
  • Durable steel construction and rustproof finishes for long-lasting wear
  • Long-handled, patented design allows use from standing position; includes bag clip
  • Limited lifetime warranty

The Hound Dog Products "Weed Hound" stand-up weeder pulls weeds by their roots quickly and easily! It requires no bending and no chemicals, making weeding easier both on you and on your garden. The weeder can also be used to aerate soil for a healthier lawn. Like all Hound Dog Products tools, the Weed Hound features durable steel construction and rust-proof finishes for long-lasting wear; its comfortable grips and upright design make gardening easier on your hands, knees, and back. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Tip - If you dig out the same plant two or three times in a single season, it will not regenerate; but that is a lot of work if you have a large crop of dandelion. Dandelions keep coming back to a weak lawn because the seed can travel for miles to find a nice spot to germinate in your yard. Solution? Get rid of nice spots for the seed to germinate by over-seeding the lawn to get it more dense.

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