Dandelions can be a problem in gardens because they are extremely quick to flower and produce masses of windborne seeds. If not removed properly, they can also regrow from a tiny fragment, which is why if gardeners are wanting to get rid of them, they make sure they are doing the job properly.
Tinker and Fix experts told Express.co.uk: “Avoid using chemicals and, instead, dig the dandelions out.
“The only way to do this effectively is to use a tool designed specifically for the job, a dandelion trowel, yes they do exist.
“You need a very long, thin trowel which you can use to circle around the dandelion to get all, or as much of, the long tap root out.
“As they can regenerate from fragments of root, you may need several attempts.”
Dandelions can also be a huge problem on driveways or patios, growing in the cracks.
To control these, the RHS recommended using a patio or drive weedkiller.
The experts added: “On loose gravel drives, hoeing on a dry day may be successful on shallow-rooted weeds.
“Flame guns or flame weeders can work on hard surfaces, especially in warm and dry weather.”
The RHS strongly discourages the use of bleach and salt to kill weeds on paths and drives.
This is because they can cause pollution and damage plants.