How weeds thrive

In this post in this series on weed control, I cover not just how weeds survive, but how weeds thrive in the battleground of our gardens. Ultimately, I’ll look in detail at some of the ways we can prevent weeds from causing us problems and at how we can deal with problem weeds when they […]

Why get rid of weeds?

In the other posts in this weed control series, I’ve written about what weeds are and made the point that, fundamentally, weeds are like any other plant in the garden. So, if if that is right and weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place, why should we care? Is there any reason that […]

What are weeds?

In part 2 of this weed control series, I try to answer the simple, but not entirely straightforward, question – what exactly are weeds? You will often hear gardeners say that weeds are plants growing in the wrong place and, although something of a cliche, this is probably the best working definition there is. Weeds […]

Weed control – is this the gardener’s toughest job?

It is said that gardening is all about the gardener’s efforts to control nature and controlling weeds must be one of the hardest tasks that the gardener has to do. Weeds can especially be a challenge when you are new to gardening because it’s not always easy to identify which plants are the weeds and […]

Weeds of North America

Here you will find a comprehensive list of weed identification resources for the USA and Canada. Given the vast size of the continent and the tendency of weeds to be a local issue, the weeds of North America are many and varied. The books on weed identification tend to focus on broader areas. Some of […]