Paulownia Tree Saplings by Bazsek / CC BY-SA
The easiest way to identify pokeweed is by its fruits that look like berries, or similar to a black grape with small rounded grains.
Because of its adaptive nature and with seeds that are dispersed by winds, the creeping thistle is seen as one of the most invasive weeds globally.
Weeds are opportunistic plants and will grow just about anywhere they can find space to send down roots and send up their top growth. I am sure you have seen weeds growing in the cracks of sidewalks or along the seam between the street and the gutters. You can even see weeds growing along expressways.
Depending on the type of weed, you might find them in the following places:
There are 100’s if not 1,000’s of weed seeds in any lawn, just waiting for the right conditions to germinate.
One of the best defenses against weeds is to mow your lawn high. If you live in the areas where cool-season grasses grow, you should be mowing your lawns between 3 to 4 inches. The reason behind this practice is that the longer grass blades will shade the ground underneath, preventing the sun from reaching the seed to heat it up and allowing it to germinate.