Red Dead Nettle
(Lamiun purpureum)

An annual weed that looks very similar to a nettle but doesn’t sting. It isn’t a particularly invasive weed and can easily be hoed or pulled out by hand.


  • Remove weeds by hand as soon as you see them

  • Hoeing is one of the best ways to remove weeds and should be done in dry weather, if possible

  • Mulching will help to eliminate light, which all green plants need to survive. There are several effective mulches which will act as a weed barrier; weed suppressing fabric, well-rotted manure or garden compost, bark, grass cuttings, gravel and even a thick layer of newspaper