In the space of a few short weeks our yard has gone from 1) scrubby and brown to 2) green and lush and now 3) covered in dandelions.
There are hundreds -- nay, thousands -- of dandelions, and they are multiplying every day.
Like bunnies. Adorable, fluffy bunnies.
Of course, they aren't adorable at all. And every time a gentle breeze floats by and I see a puff of seeds scatter in the wind, I want to cry. Soon we will have nothing but dandelions as far as the eye can see.
What should we do about this invasive plague?
Option #1: Bring in a yard-care company to spray with weed-killer.
Cons: Potentially expensive, and the honeybees -- think of the honeybees!
Option #2: Spray individual weeds with a natural weed-killer (vinegar-based).
Pros: Nicer to the bees.
Cons: Extremely time intensive and only partially effective (those dandelions are tough little buggers).
Option #3: Dig them up by hand.
Pros: Nicer to the bees, and we could eat them (apparently they are quite delicious).
Cons: Insanely, ridiculously time intensive and we probably can't keep up with the problem at this stage of the game.
Option #4: Live with it.
Pros: Cheap and easy.
Cons: We'll eventually lose most of our fluffy soft grass as the dandelions push everything else out, and the neighbors aren't particularly keen on our house being a breeding ground of weed seeds for the entire block.
What brilliant solution am I missing?
Dear reader, this is a challenge I don't know how to face. I *hate* dandelions, but I'm not ready to bring myself to spray weed-killer all over my yard. What option would you choose? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.