Japanese Knotweed Removal Birmingham
Japanese Knotweed (fallopian japonica) is an invasive, extremely fast growing and non-native weed that spreads rapidly, growing up to one meter per month from late Spring to Autumn. Japanese Knotweed can cause damage to walls, tarmac and concrete, and can reduce the value of your home (and have an impact on anyone trying to get a mortgage for a property where Japanese Knotweed has been identified as growing). In addition to this, if you have Japanese Knotweed in your garden and it spreads to a neighbour’s property, or if you don’t dispose of any Japanese Knotweed removed from your property appropriately, you are at risk of prosecution.
Tackling Japanese Knotweed successfully requires professional assistance. This plant develops tough, deeply penetrating underground stems and will grow again if they aren’t all removed successfully. Even if you do remove the entire plant, the waste is classified as ‘controlled waste’ and can only be disposed of at licensed landfill sites by registered waste carriers (or via burning, once it has dried out).
Japanese knotweed can be controlled via weed killer, but depending on the strength of the product being used it can take 3 or 4 years to be treated fully. Again, bringing in an experienced and professional team of specialist Japanese knotweed removal experts can help ensure that treatments are effective, as they will know what, when and where to apply weed killer products to effectively tackle the issue.
Here at Smith Grayson, we can help with Japanese Knotweed Removal in Birmingham and the surrounding area. We can offer a cost effective programme of treatment to eradicate your Japanese Knotweed – please get in touch if you would like more information. The RHS also have some useful information on Japanese Knotweed HERE.