Gardening time again.
I kinda broke my cocoon shackles and drove up to a nearby hardware store to get these little babies. It was Carl's dad who shared this tip: Burn away the weed-balls when dandelions change from yellow flowers to globular fly-away white, wispy white things. These arm's-length lighters are perfect for the job and to be sure to be sure I got three of them from the nice hardware people.
The wispy nasties didn't stand a chance! Take my word for it: burning them off is the best way to get rid of them.