Many lawns become yellow over summer due to mass of yellow flowers appearing from weeds commonly referred to as dandelions. The term dandelion is often used to describe a number of different species. They are all members of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family, all grow as rosettes with tap-roots, have yellow flowers on long green stems, and all produce ‘feathery’ pappus with their seeds, allowing them to be blown around in the wind.
- The seedlings of these species are fairly susceptible to most herbicides commonly used in turf. However, because of the large tap-root systems that develop once these weeds get established, older plants are more difficult to control. We recommend using Versatill or Banvine.