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 buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

Creeping buttercup is a very common herbaceous perennial weed found on all types of lawns across England and which can quickly become on a problem on even well maintained lawns. The Latin name for creeping buttercup is Ranunculus repens. Ranunculus is the family name of buttercups, which literally translated means “little frog” referring to the trait in which most… Read More »

Orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca)

Orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca, previously called: Hieracium aurantiacum) is a small sized, broad-leaved lawn weed. It’s a common plant in neglected lawns all over the UK. It is also referred to as Fox-and-cubs, Tawny Hawkweed or the Devil’s Paintbrush and is probably my favourite flower of all of the lawn weeds that I come across due to its… Read More »

Daisy (Bellis perennis)

The daisy (Bellis perennis) is probably one of the best known lawn weeds, and is very common across all lawns in the UK. This ubiquitous little plant has many other names, including common daisy, lawn daisy, English daisy, marguerite, bruisewort, woundwort or even the noon flower. It is from the huge family of plants called the Asteraceae, which… Read More »