Hiring a group of people with the tools to snag fruit from high or even low areas can be an expensive proposition, especially if you only have a few trees or plants to pick from.
Fold back 3 to 4 inches of wire at each end of the cut piece to provide a strong, clean edge that will not poke or snag and that will be easy to latch.
Stand the wire in a circle and set it in place for the compost pile.
It can snag or tear on twigs or thorns, which often causes broken plants. One solution is to build an inexpensive framework or cage that completely covers the bushes or plants. Then buy a net that reaches to the ground on all sides.
This tool enables you to dig down deep and snag the dandelion by the root, removing root, plant and all.Another option is to deny the dandelions light by using landscape fabric around ornamental shrubs and flowers.
Therefore, you may want to use an old woolen blanket to drag over the area first, which should snag most of these burrs. Then the area can be treated with a pre-emergent, such as corn gluten meal, to prevent germination of any seeds left behind.
A companion planting example: Borage is a lovely herb with the most gorgeous edible blue flowers, but if you plant it near your squash plants, it may snag the squash vine borer and turn to a sticky black mess overnight.
And lastly, when you've hit a snag, sometimes you just need to reboot. You can reboot in your garden as well.
See also: Water, May, Plant, Light, Genera