My backyard is basically manure rather than black dirt. It has now turned...

Asked April 30, 2018, 3:59 PM EDT

My backyard is basically manure rather than black dirt. It has now turned into all dandelions/weeds or is dead. Recommendations please? I am surrounded by dandelions in all of the neighbors yards.

McLean County North Dakota

1 Response

Dandelions are usually easy to suppress but hard to kill. New seed is always blowing around and seems like they are always coming back. Using a 2-4D based product will help keep them under control. To obtain long term control, a fall application is the most successful.

If you live in the country,(outside of city limits), many people have used Milestone. This product works great for dandelion control; however, using grass clippings as a mulch from this grass will kill flowers and garden produce for a couple of years. If you keep the grass clippings on the lawn, it works great.

If you have any additional questions, you can call me at 701-794-8748.

Rick