I recently tried to take a proactive approach to managing my dandelion situation. I retrieved a jug of weed killer from the shelf, something I used last year, and like an illiterate looking for a haircut by walking into the store with the candy-cane post out front, I trusted the picture of the dead dandelion on the label of the weed killer.
I did not, however, read the directions, and managed to spray vegetation killer all over my lawn. A quick glance at the photo of my lawn suggests a pack of bison-sized dogs all pissed on my lawn.
One of these days I’ll have to dig out the dead turf, and reseed. The lesson here is to read the label.
The bigger lesson is to not worry so much about dandelions.