Japanese Knotweed Control Bedfordshire
Japanese Knotweed Control services throughout Bedfordshire; Bedford, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Biggleswade, Kempston and more.
What is Japanese Knotweed and What Does it Do?
Japanese Knotweed is a hardy and potent plant which escaped cultivation in the late nineteenth century and became an aggressive urban and rural invader across Bedfordshire. Spreading rapidly and sprouting tall stems with wide leaves it suppresses all surrounding plant growth.
It can be notoriously difficult to kill as it lays deep root systems (rhizomes) which sprout yearly fresh growths as the plant dies down each winter.
The root systems can be as deep as three meters and over seven meters across causing damage to house foundations as well as drainage systems, patios, driveways and walls. Strong and fast-growing they work their way between any available cracks and widen them.
Japanese Knotweed will also kill off other plants and trees around it as its aggressive growth and root systems overshadow and strangle those of others nearby.
Controlling or Removing Japanese Knotweed
There are laws relating to the weed, but whereas it is not illegal for you to have Japanese Knotweed on your property, it can however become a legal issue if it is allowed to spread beyond your property into those of your neighbours.
A variety of methods exist for the eradication of Japanese Knotweed, but some are more invasive than others and once it has taken root it is very hard to destroy.
Herbicidal treatments are favourable as they are generally cheaper and less drastic as a method of control. But it should be said that they can take some time to completely kill off the weed, up to five years in some cases. If the invasion is substantial or causing major damage, it is often the case that excavation is the most effective method. However, this can be costly and will still require the excavated area to be chemically treated to prevent regrowth.
Perfect Ground Solutions are Knotweed specialists and will always start with an assessment of the scale of your problem before we suggest the most suitable solution. We do not offer Knotweed removal ourselves, so we’ll refer you on to someone should that be the most appropriate method of control.
Our focus is always to provide the most effective method, the least invasive and the most cost-effective. Our experts know how to apply herbicide to ensure it is most potent at destroying the weed and not killing off other areas of your garden.
To arrange for one of our Knotweed specialists in Bedfordshire to come to your property and survey your Japanese Knotweed problem get in touch today by visiting our contact us page.