Grow a dense lawn
In order to avoid dandelions, it is advised that you grow a healthy and dense lawn. Dandelions require sunlight to germinate and thick grass will block the sun from reaching the soil.
Frequently mow the grass
You can prevent the flowers from turning into seeds by mowing your grass often whenever the dandelions are in bloom.
Dig the roots of dandelion
Using a dandelion digger, pull up the roots of this weed. You can also use a trowel for this purpose if a dandelion digger is not available. The end of the dandelion digger, which looks like a screwdriver, needs to be worked into the soil to pull up the whole weed.
Cover the plants
When the dandelions are blossoming in your area, you can cover the plants with cardboard, black plastic or landscape fabric. You may top it with mulch to make the cover aesthetically pleasing.
Pour boiling water over the dandelions
You may apply synthetic weed killers or organic solutions like corn gluten meal or vinegar over the dandelions. Another option for you is to pour boiling water over the weeds. If you adopt a habit of applying corn gluten meal over the dandelions each year in spring, you will enhance your chances of having a weed-free lawn.
Pick the flowers and leaves
Picking the yellow flowers and leaves will not help you get rid of dandelions but it will surely stop them from releasing new seeds. The root’s nutrients will be starved by picking the leaves.