How Does Japanese Knotweed Spread?
Japanese knotweed is becoming an increasingly dreaded presence as homeowners become more aware of the damage that this highly invasive weed can cause to their properties. As it began to take over the wildlife of Britain over the years, the weed initially embraced by Victorian gardeners for its beauty has turned into an invasive presence that threatens to damage property and destroy surrounding plant life.
You may be wondering; can one plant really be that bad? Isn’t it fairly harmless greenery like the others? Here is a glimpse of just a few reasons why it is so problematic:
1. Japanese knotweed grows at a high rate. It can grow up to 10cm per day during its peak season.
2. It is very difficult to get rid of it on your own. You have to seek the help of a Japanese knotweed removal expert or risk causing further spread by treating it yourself.
3. Its growth on various properties around Britain has resulted in the prices of houses and land falling drastically. Recent cases have seen the value of houses drop by 30-40% due to its presence.
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