NW weeds

Is there anyone in the Pacific Northwest who has had those weeds in their yard that look like dandelions, and succesfully gotten rid of them for good, and if so, how?
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Those weeds you have that look like dandelions are, in all probability, dandelions. If all the neighbors within about a twenty five mile radius don't also get rid of theirs, you'll most likely never eliminate yours. Napalm is only good for a season or two and Agent Orange is pretty much off the market. Just keep on pulling and do it before they go to seed.
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A focussed spray of Zero onto broadleaf weeds does the trick. Within 10 days you'll have unsightly patches of browned off weeds everywhere, two weeks later they'll have disappeared and the lawn will have closed over.

Too true. The little two-pronged fork with a "bulge" on its back is ideal for levering real dandelions out of a lawn. With one deft rocking motion the whole plant comes out. Very satisfying!

Dandelions in the lawn are frequently an indicator that your soil in that area is badly compacted and/or poorly drained.
I know the OP asked about the weeds that only look like dandelions, and yes we have them here in Australia.
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What are the weeds that look like dandelions? Yellow Goatsbeard (Tragopogon pratensis)???? Thanks
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If it looks like a dandelion or smells like a dandelion it can be removed by a weed twister. The weed twister and several other back-saving weed removal tools are identified at the World of Weeds at Ergonica.com.
You can save the weed, save your back, or have your cake and eat it too! (Too many choices?)
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Val wrote:

We do have a few dandelions, and these other weeds look different, and I notice them in many other yards in the NW area. I have pulled them, but new ones pop up now and then, sometimes in mass qantities. I also used a weed killer spray, which also worked, but again, they just come back. I'm thinking now maybe by killing/pulling them AND doing more to get the grass to proliferate, the grass will take over eventually, but other than water and fertilize, I don't know if there is anything else that will help that cause.

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Get your favorite long-handled tool in your hands, and work, work, work!
Do it every day!
It's good exercise.
Google "weed tools" for options, if you don't already have a goot set of tools.
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I suspect what you have may be Hieracium spp., hawkweeds. Do they have long stems on the "flowers"? If so, see: http:// www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/publications/00230/Hawkweed%20key_PNW_R3-June06.pdf
Easiest control in small areas seems to be to pull them as soon as the rains start, and reseed with good quality lawn seed.

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