Dandelions are beginning to grow and set seed. Avoid spraying herbicides by digging them out with a fishtail weeder, whose forked tip allows easy removal of the tap root. If you can’t get to weeding for a few days, pluck off the yellow flowers as they open to prevent seed development.
Published: April 22, 2013 3:00 a.m.
Heading off dandelions
– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post