Although there is no scientific definition of a weed other than a plant in the wrong place, there are several characteristics that many of them share. The majority of recognised weeds such as couch grass, bindweed, Japanese knotweed and ground-elder are invasive and rampant. Many are ephemeral meaning that they seed several times within a growing season. Tackling them can be tiresome, but knowing the better approaches is half the battle which is where we can help. It’s also important to know what you are looking for – it’s easy for the amateur to dig up aquilegias or foxgloves which have been misidentified. Similarly, lawn weeds require immediate and consistent intervention and using professional help can ensure you avoid damaging or destroying your lawn in the long term.