So I asked a question about how to remove the dandelion and thistle invasion from my lawn, and saw a similar question which mentioned an excellent tool. So I went ahead and purchased the Fiskar thingymabobber for removing deep dandelion roots.
Now the question is, how do I actually remove the dandelions/thistle without them coming back? I've tried, for a span of a couple of weeks each, strategies like:
- Random weed removal
- Remove weeds in a certain area
- Remove weeds of a certain type
As far as I can tell, this is not really effective, because they're still everywhere.
What is the right strategy to remove weeds without them re-infecting cleaned-up areas and coming back?
Edit: I guess I need to be explicit about this: I'm not interested in any form of chemical control. This includes:
- Anti-Weed fertilizers
I have young kids, and some agriculture going on, so I cannot afford anything but my already picked hand-weeding approach.