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Help on how to tell if a plant is a weed or not.

Postby Dave in Edmonton » Jun 21, 2014 7:18 pm

I recently moved to a new (to me) house
Previous owners have well established planting beds and landscaping with a perennials.

I don't recognize some of the plants. I also have crops of standard weeds that I'm battling. This also means there plants that are growing well, but I don't know if they are weeds or not. I'm not an experienced gardener.

Is there a website listing semi-common weeds or plants with pictures?

Thanks
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Re: Help on how to tell if a plant is a weed or not.

Postby Ian66 » Jun 22, 2014 6:36 am

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Re: Help on how to tell if a plant is a weed or not.

Postby fleecyd » Jul 25, 2014 11:40 am

Ian66 posted some great links, I might also add that a good rule of thumb I use is to observe how the plant is growing.

Weeds tend to grow and spread extremely fast, even in poor soil. Weeds also tend to be a harder to remove than other kinds of plants.
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Re: Help on how to tell if a plant is a weed or not.

Postby Countryboy » Jul 29, 2014 10:25 am

When u find an unknown plant, look around. Is it the only one? Then maybe it's been planted. If you find similar plants everywhere in the area, it's generally a weed.
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