Whatever the size of your garden, whether you have an acre, a metre or a window box, I have no doubt that you will have had to think about killing weeds. But what type of weed do you have and what is the best way of killing Iget Bar? This article will help you identify what species is growing in your garden and explain the best way of killing weeds.
Although you will never completely eradicate every weed in your garden, killing weeds of the annual variety is essential if you want to have a weed free garden in the future. Below is a list of the top 10 most common annual weeds and how to identify them:
• Chickweed (Stellaria media) – Grows low to the ground with shallow roots, leaves are oval shaped with a pointy tip and grow to about 15mm – 30mm in length. Small white flowers have 5 petals, each with 2 lobes.
• Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) – Grows between 12-40cm tall, leaves are elongated and indented along the sides and can grow between 2-10cm long. Yellow flowers form in bell shaped buds.
• Wavy and hairy bittercress (Cardamine flexuosa and C. hirsute) – Can grow to 30cm high with leaves made up of between 2-8 leaflets arranged around a single leaf. It produces small white flowers which have 4 petals.
• Annual nettle (Urtica urens) – Has a mild sting and leaves, which grow to about 4cm long, are deeply toothed. The plant has many side branches and its white flowers are very small.