One of the reasons why Japanese knotweed has become such a menace in this country is its ability to spread rapidly. These days, knotweed can be found all over the UK, from Aberdeen to Plymouth - but some places are more heavily infested than others.
Learning that Japanese knotweed is a major presence in your local area can be alarming news. This invasive plant can cause a lot of problems, such as damaging the native ecosystem and driving down house prices. If you live in Cardiff (or nearby), you may be wondering whether Japanese knotweed is a big problem in this part of Wales.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a weed is as follows:
"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."
Weeds are an annoyingly common presence in gardens all over the UK. Whether you're struggling with chickweed or dandelions, nettles or thistles, weeds can very quickly dominate your outdoor space and overwhelm your carefully-cultivated garden plants.
But what about moss? If you've ever been unlucky enough to find yourself struggling with moss on your lawn, you may have found yourself wondering: is moss a weed? And if not, what are the differences between common garden weeds and moss?