A-Z How to Weed Garden GuideSeptember 27, 2013
Our new A-Z How to Weed Guide is your quick reference guide to finding our garden maintenance articles on specific types of garden weeds, ways to turn chores into games for kids, methods to make garden work easier, and materials and tools that work — or don’t — for weeding.
Be sure to bookmark this page and visit often. As we write more guides, we’ll post the links here to make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for!
If you need help with a weed you don’t see here, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to help.
Archangel: (See Yellow Archangel below)
Bindweed: This garden strangler, also known as Morning Glory weed, may be one you’ll fight for a lifetime. Try our tips to make it go as easy as possible.
Buttercup:In sun or shade, this traveler loves soggy soil. Try our tips to beat it back.
Dandelion: Is it a weed or a delicious edible? Maybe you think of it as medicinal. Before you rip & tear at it, try our tips for control.
*NEW* Daphne laureola: This Daphne is not only weedy and highly toxic, but it may be designated as one your county, state or federal weed agencies require removing.
*NEW* Dock weed: Whether you know it as dock, Rumex or sorrel, this group of plants is tough. But, once you root it out, there are many ways we’ve shared to use it in your kitchen, garden designs, apothecary, and maybe even your livestock fresh forage.
English Ivy: If English Ivy is everywhere you don’t want it, learn how to beat it back via this article written for Fiskars.
Fall Seasonal Weeding Tips: In our guest post for Seasonal Wisdom, learn our tips for managing weeds during your fall clean up.
Foxtails: (coming soon)
Ivy: If your garden is being devoured by Ivy, check our tips to beat it back. (written for Fiskars)
Lamium: (see Yellow Archangel below)
Landscape Fabric: (see weed barrier below)
Morning Glory: (See Bindweed above)
Nettles: They’re edible! Try our tips to harvest them before you get stung.
Noxious Weeds: What are they & what to do about them.
Oxalis: Purple shamrock or clover-like plants spreading fast? Here’s why to remove them.
Poison Hemlock: This big beauty is one NOT to eat. Learn why you want to get rid of it.
Pop-in-the-Eye Weed: (see Shotweed below)
Rumex: (See Dock weed above)
Sheet Mulching: A way to remove & recycle lawn (and some weeds) with little effort
Shotweed: This pretty little weed is easy to pull. Just get it early before it sets seed.
Sorrel: (See Dock weed above)
Spurge Daphne or Spurge Laurel: (see Daphne laureola above)
Thistle: (Coming soon)
Vetch: (Coming soon)
Weed Barrier: Sure, it sounds like a good idea…something to block weeds. But, is it really helpful or just a waste of money?
Weeding Games for Kids: In our article for Fiskars, we look at fun ways to turn tedious garden chores into rewarding games kids love to play.
Weeding 101: In this article for Fiskars, we discuss why winnowing out young weeds is important and rewarding.
Weed Roots: In our article for Fiskars, we look at groups of weeds categorized by their roots to help you understand how getting to the root of the issue makes all the difference in eradicating weeds.
Wood Sorrel: (see Oxalis above)
Yellow Archangel: This one’s more of a devil in the dark than any kind of angel. Known also as Lamium, it’s no lamb!
ZZZZZ: If you’ve eradicated all these weeds, go take a nap!