Category Archives: Perennial Weeds

A perennial weed is a plant which lasts for more than two years. In a lawn care, many perennial weeds can become a problem as they can spread all year round, quickly taking over and area of lawn and out growing grass.

Perennials are usually more difficult to control in lawns as they persist in the grass year after year. They often creep under the soil and put down deep root systems. Hand weeding these weeds can be difficult and so chemical methods are usually the best course of action for control.

Perennial weeds in lawns

These are the detailed blog pages of UK perennial weeds which are commonly found in lawns. Find out more information about these weeds, their use in history and how to control them in a lawn.

Creeping cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans)

Creeping cinquefoil (potentilla reptans) is a difficult plant to control in your garden. It is a common lawn weed in the UK. It creeps along the base of your grass plants and into you flower beds and has the reputation as being something of a nuisance. It will root and grow everywhere and can be difficult to control in a lawn. Find out more about it here.

Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) is a common plant in the UK. It is a broad-leaved weed and a true perennial herb. It is distinctive in shape and can grow on all but the most acid grasslands all over the UK. Ribwort plantain is a common roadside and hedgerow plant. Plantago lanceolata has many common names. These include English… Read More »

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a herbaceous, perennial herb. It grows in gardens all over the UK. In a lawn is can form a thick, spreading mat and become an invasive weed. It has many common names including ornamental yarrow, milfoil, devil’s nettle and thousand-leaf. It has also named soldier’s woundwort in reference to its medicinal effects. The botanical… Read More »