Garden weeds that have very small, light seeds or those with special ‘wings’ to assist the seed to ‘fly’ can be dispersed by the wind.
Depending on the size, weight and structure, seeds can move meters up to kilometers in the wind.
These airborne seeds are moved across gardens and over the fence unless the weeds producing the seeds are managed before the seeds mature.
Some examples of trees, shrubs, vines, grasses and broadleaf weeds that are dispersed by wind are listed
Topics covered in this factsheet include:
- Managing wind-dispersed weeds in the garden
- Case study: managing sowthistle in gardens