Problem Weeds

Weeds can be a headache, but they can also be very helpful if we know a few basic characteristics of the weed. Weeds give Go Green clues to the health of our soil in lawns.

What exactly is a weed? By one definition, a weed is a plant out of place. So a stately oak or beautiful rose bush could, by this definition, be a weed if not in a proper or useful place. Merriam-Webster defines a weed as “a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially: one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants.”