You can keep your garden clean and fresh and beautiful if you pay attention to the weeds and learn to distinguish between the good and bad ones. While there are some that you must get rid of, there are other types, which are your lawn’s friends. Truly, these weeds only provide benefits to your garden.
Clover: One among the prettiest weeds is clover, which provides extreme charm to your lawn with its amazing purple flowers. This weed ensures the protection of soil while giving a very soft feel to your feet. Nitrogen is again added to the exhausted soil with the nitrogen-fixing bacteria present in clover roots. Clover also works great for different vegetables like corn, melons, cabbage, gourds, broccoli, and cauliflower.
Dandelion: Dandelions play an essential role in the lives of children, if not for anything else. Since kids love to blow seeds from these puffy weeds into the air. Nevertheless, the weed still holds amazing benefits for you. You can use the young leaves in salad, while the roots or steep leaves can help prepare a detoxifying tea.
Ground Ivy: If your lawn is tired of somewhat harsh texture at some spots, this weed is a great solution. It offers a soft ground cover. Also, it helps prevent beetles, and cabbage worms. Other worms and insects are also avoided if you plant this weed with melons, peppers, broccoli, or tomatoes.
Wild Vetch: If you plant this weed with peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and mustard, you will be able to reap many benefits. Also, the purple flowers of the weed just soothe the eyes.
Plantain: Well! This weed is just so unmatched. It acts as a natural medicine when you steam its leaves. You can even use the leaves in a salad, or in tea. And it will help you treat problems like mouth ulcers, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.
Thistle: Why this weed is not needed in your garden is because its leaves are toxic and spiny. And its roots are so expandable that the weed grows all over the garden. Controlling it can become a real challenge, as a result.
Prostrate Spurge: New gardens may contain this weed. Since this weed seeks harsh and dry conditions to grow. It can extend up to 3 feet in length.
Foxglove: You may find them charming, but beware. These are lethal weeds. If you consume them, you may suffer from various illnesses such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, or mouth pain.
Lily of the Valley: Though, the fragrance they offer is awesome, the weeds are poisonous all through from the inside. Eating it may again mean welcoming health issues like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, mouth pain, or stomach cramps.
Stinging Nettle: Undoubtedly, this weed has some health benefits for you. You can take it in dried or steamed form as an herbal remedy but if you inadvertently brush up against the weed, you will get an annoying kind of itching rash. And therefore, our experience and expertise suggest you do not plant it in your lawn.
You have the complete know-how of the good and bad weeds by now. All you need to do is to identify the two kinds of weeds in your lawn and come to us if you feel the need to control the falling ones. Just make a call or write to Leder Landscape, and our expert lawn care professionals will get in touch with you. They will ensure your lawn protection and greenery. Moreover, they will apply all techniques to evade any future risk.