I've applied a corn gluten pre-emergent to my lawn. I plan to
continue to do so twice a year.
Using a puller, I'd like to manually remove the dandelions that are
appearing, but pre-emergents stop working when the ground is
Because of that, will removing the dandelions short-term & disturbing
the soil cause more long-term problems? I want to do whatever will
result in the fewest dandelions in the long-term.
Why would anyone use Roundup applied with a brush to kill dandelions
in a lawn when there are broadleaf weedkillers that can be sprayed on
that will kill the weeds, but not the grass?
Plus, it would seem to me that anyone using gluten as a pre-emergent
isn't going to want to use Roundup or any other herbicide. So, I
would say if you want to pull dandelions, then I would go ahead and do
it. Sure, it will disturb the crabgrass protection in that small area
a bit. But, you are getting rid of one weed for sure, with only a
small possibility that it's going to be replaced by crabgrass. The
other choice is to just use a broadleaf herbicide, apply it with a
tank sprayer directly to the weeds, which minimizes usage and is a lot
easier than digging weeds out.
On May 11, 4:58 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I'm using safe & natural alternatives in my back yard to protect my
dogs. I use the nastiest, most toxic weed-killer I can find on my
I'm living proof that one can research & use organic products, yet not
give a crap about groundwater contamination.
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