Creeping weeds include climbers, scramblers and groundcovers.
These weeds generally grow and take root using stolons or rhizomes, often spreading over large areas.
Others, such as bridal creeper, spread using tubers, while some species, for example alligator weed, regrow from small plant fragments and runners. Many can also colonise and spread to areas by seed.
Lawn species such as couch grass and kikuyu can become weeds when they infest garden beds.
Creeping weeds with stolons and rhizomes are easily spread outside the garden fence when garden waste is dumped because of their ability to grow from vegetative plant parts or fragments.
Topics covered in this factsheet include:
- Managing creeping weeds in the garden
- Case study: managing couch in gardens and lawns