Common Garden Weeds
COMMON GARDEN WEEDS
Common garden weeds
If you want to eliminate the weeds in your garden you must be able to identify them. Looking after your garden means that you will need to tackle unwanted weeds at one time or another. This is a guide to most common garden weeds
in Britain, which gives a short description of their features so that you can identify them and know how to get rid of lawn and garden weeds.
Being able to recognise British common garden weeds
will also mean that you will know the best way to eliminate them, at what time of the year, and be sure that they will not grow again next year. Remember - different types of weed
need different treatment.
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Dealing with common garden weeds
The definition of a common garden weed is any unwanted plant growing in the wrong part of the garden. This means anything from the small hairy bittercress or dandelion to a huge invasive weed, such as the Japanese knotweed. Common garden weeds in the UK also include some of the tougher plants, such as horsetails and brambles, which will take over your lawn if left unattended.
Common garden weeds are perfectly adapted to our environment. They compete with more fragile non-indigenous plants for water, space and soil nutrients. Common garden weeds can be annual or perennial, depending on their life cycle. For each type of weed, a different weeding action is recommended.
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