How to treat Japanese knotweed
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a highly invasive plant species that can be difficult to remove once established. The best way to remove it is to hire a professional company experienced in Japanese knotweed removal. They will have the necessary equipment, knowledge and experience to safely and effectively manage the infestation. There are several methods that can be used to remove Japanese knotweed, including:
- Chemical control: This involves the use of herbicides to kill the plant. It’s important to note that herbicides should only be applied by certified professionals, as incorrect application may cause damage to the surrounding environment.
- Physical control: This involves digging up the plant and removing the roots. Care must be taken to ensure that all of the roots are removed, as any remaining roots will continue to grow.
- Excavation and disposal: This involves excavating all contaminated soil and disposing of it in a licensed landfill site. This method is costly and time-consuming, but it may be necessary for large infestations or for sites where the knotweed is causing structural damage.
Removing Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in the UK can be a challenging task and it’s best to hire a professional company experienced in Japanese knotweed removal. In the UK, it is illegal to plant or cause to grow Japanese knotweed in the wild, and it is a criminal offence to allow it to spread.
It’s important to follow the guidelines set by the UK government and consult local authorities to ensure that the control and disposal of Japanese knotweed is carried out in an environmentally responsible manner.
It is important to note that no single method will work in all situations and a combination of methods may be needed to effectively remove Japanese knotweed. And also, you should only carry out the removal with the help of professional or licensed contractor.
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