If you’re like most homeowners during these dog days of summer, you’re not just basking in the sunshine or swimming in the pool with your family. You also have a fight on your hands — the war against the dandelions that invade and attempt to occupy your entire lawn every year at this time.

As every experienced gardener knows, you can’t get rid of dandelions by picking their stems. This tactic offers a mere temporary solution to the problem. People may not be able to see dandelions on your lawn for a while, but the roots of those weeds are still in the soil, so they’ll quickly grow back, and might return in greater numbers than before.

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