Tag Archives: Lawn Weeds

Lawn weeds are plants which are in the wrong place. In a lawn, any plant which is not grass is considered a weed. Even some undesirable grasses can be weeds!

Lawn weeds database

Weeds in lawns come in many varieties. From the quick growing annuals such as lesser trefoil and hairy bittercress. To the more pernicious perennial weeds such as yarrow and dandelions. Each weed has a good reason why it likes to grow in a lawn and they have different approaches and difficulty in eradicating them.

This section goes over the different weeds which you may find in a British lawn. I also try to go into a bit more depth about each plant. History, uses in cooking as well as how to control them.

Common chickweed (stellaria media)

By | 19/08/2020

If you have your own garden, then there is a good chance you’ve seen common chickweed (stellaria media). It is a very common lawn weed in the UK. It produces a huge quantity of seeds throughout the year and can have 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.

Question: What is this lawn weed?

By | 25/01/2019

I received this question from a reader just before Christmas in December 2018. With the warm winter weather we were having they were finding this weed growing on their front lawn. Please can you help with this weed in my lawn. The house is two years old as is the lawn was laid by the builders. The 1st… Read More »

Ribwort plantain (plantago lanceolata)

By | 01/01/2019

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 »