My new favorite gardening toy!
I just received a Weed Hound in the mail today, as a belated birthday gift from my MIL. They sell them at Home Depot, but we don't have one anywhere near here, so when she asked what I wanted, this was what I requested.
You just put the end over the center of the dandelion, or similar type weed, step down, and pull it back up. I've found a 1/4 turn before pulling it up, works even better. As many dandelions as I have in my yard, I won't even need to worry about aerating this year!
Now if they only came up with a gadget that would take care of bindweed, I'd be all set!!!
Here is a link that might be useful: Weed Hound