Tag Archives: Weeds

Weeds are just plants which are in the wrong place. A weed in a lawn is a plant which has seeded or crept into the grass and is making the lawn look less uniform.

Weeds in lawns

Some people don’t mind having the wrong plant in a lawn. Plants other than grass will not harm the grass. Some, like clover, can even be beneficial to the grass. Most people who are fans of the British lawns prefer then to be completely weed free and even.

Weed plants are survivors. They have evolved to adapt quickly and can grow in all sorts of environments. This is why they are so difficult to control in a lawn.

Find out more about these remarkable plants found in lawns in these blog pages.

Yarrow (achillea millefolium)

By | November 23, 2018

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 »

Slender speedwell (veronica filiformis)

By | November 15, 2018

Slender speedwell (veronica filiformis) is a creeping perennial herb. It grows on lawns all over the UK. Slender speedwell has many common names, including creeping speedwell, threadstalk speedwell, birdseye speedwell, creeping veronica, whetzel weed and gypsy weed. The botanical name veronica filiformis originates from both Latin and Greek. Veronica comes from the woman canonised as Saint Veronica. She… Read More »

Greater plantain (plantago major)

By | November 15, 2018

Greater plantain (plantago major) is a very common weed in lawns and disturbed ground all over the UK. Plantago major has many common names. These include broad-leaved plantain, common plantain, rat-tail plantain, great waybrede and wibrow. Native americans also called it White Mans Foot and Englishmans foot. This is because it spread from puritan settlers villages along tracks and… Read More »