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.

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 »

Yarrow (achillea millefolium)

By | 23/02/2018

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 »