Man dandelions are out in full force this year! Luckily I purchased a Fiskars Uproot Weed and Root Remover last fall (on Amazon of course) and its worked wonderfully!
The three metal prongs look scary but you can't argue with these results:
Look at that INSANE root and marvel at the lack of dirt yanked with it.
The first step is to determine the center of the weed. Then you push the three prongs into the ground around it.
We haven't had rain for a few days so this was very easy.
Then "rock" the whole thing back unto the foot behind it. The prong will automatically clutch down to the root and yank it. I was trying to get a good picture here and didn't properly center so I ended up with a bit of soil too. When I centered correctly it came up clean.
This was form our sidewalk's hell strip and took less than a minute.
I'm already recommending this thing to everyone! The reviews on Amazon are great although prices seem to be all over the place. When I bought this one in the fall it was around $20 and now its arond $30. No one understands Amazon's pricing.