Identifying Flowering Weeds

Weeds can be one of the most annoying and frustrating issues for you and your garden lawn. Nothing spoils a lawn like weeds!

These invasive plants compete with the grass in your lawn for space to grow. The most familiar to us in the UK are dandelions, clover, coarse-leaved grasses, buttercups and daisies. However there are many other types of weeds and we want to help you with identifying the most common that you may be seeing in your garden lawn.

At Lawnscience we see a variety of lawn weeds and we know how much of a nuisance they can be for garden owners. We have a lot of tips and advice on how to deal with weeds and how to identify the type of weed you are dealing with.

An early identification and quick removal can help deal with any large scale problem weeds on your lawn. A simple approach is to have a yearly lawn care treatment plan. Read more about how Lawnscience can provide a lawn care programme for you and your lawn here.




There are three types of weeds that are likely to give you long-term problems – Common (often creeping), Grassy and Broadleaf weeds.   They are broken down into three botanical groups, Annuals (which complete their lifecycle from seed within one year), Biennials (which live for more than one year but not longer than two years) and Perennials (which live for more than two years).  The majority of flowering weeds are Broadleaf weeds.

Flowering Weeds come in a variety of colours.


CLICK HERE for an Easy Guide to help you when identifying flowering weeds in your garden lawn