Are Weeds Really 'Bad'?

Updated: Aug 14, 2021

Weeding in your garden?


Maybe you shouldn't.


Contrary to our decades-long battle against weeds, such as in lawns and in gardens (and especially where I live in America)…


…most weeds are around for a (natural) reason.


No, I’m not saying you should let weeds crowd out and choke your plants! (That’s not good, either).


As with many topics, we want to approach it with nuance as best we can, and recognize that if we allow some weeds to dwell near garden beds or on the lawn, they might provide benefits that get easily overlooked (beyond the obvious beneficial pollinators).


You may be doing a double take right now. How could weeds possibly be beneficial?