Does this picture strike fear in your heart? It does mine. I spent a goodly amount of the afternoon yesterday combatting the arrival of dandelions in our side yard. The front had some weed and feed applied last fall (I know, I know) so things are under control so far, but I don't want it overtaken by weeds so I'm keepin' my eye on you, dandelions!
In our old house, we didn't use any herbicides in the yard and it showed. Not that you can't have a weed free lawn without them, but we spent no time on it, and the weeds took over. I don't want to be in that situation again, so I've become one with my weed hound -- damn, I love that thing.
My kids, of course, think it's great fun to blow dandelion seeds about the yard, so I'm determined to keep them from getting that far along. I have my work cut out for me.
Oh, I suppose if things get out of hand I can always start harvesting them for salads and sautees. And, I hear you can even make dandelion wine, although I think that's getting a wee bit carried away.
I can't even imagine what that tastes like. Anyone ever tried it?