Monday, May 23, 2011
I hate dandelions
Ontario banned the cosmetic use of pesticides and herbicides in May, 2009. I know this is a good thing and makes for a healthier environment but dandelions have taken over the province. In fact you could say that the provincial flower, the trillium, has been replaced.
I found that many people were happy with applying a herbicide to fight against the dandelion invasion each spring. However they are not nearly as eager to spend hours pulling weeds. So instead many people have conceded the battle and allowed dandelions to take over their property. Each spring white clouds of dandelion seeds drift through my neighbourhood spreading those ugly yellow flowers.
The worst offenders have to be neighbourhood parks and other publically own land. The municipalities should be required to eliminate this nuisance instead of spreading it through the neighbourhood.
Damn it I hate dandelions!