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How Long Does it take to Get Rid of Japanese knotweed?

Do you ever look at your garden to gaze upon your beautiful, thriving plants, only to find one uninvited guest? Japanese knotweed may seem like a harmless plant, but don’t be fooled. It has caused havoc for many British homeowners. Today, we will show you the proper steps on Japanese knotweed eradication, to free your garden from this invasive pest.

Combining more than 15 years of experience with cutting edge capabilities:

Step One: Japanese Knotweed Identification

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant that can cause damage to buildings and hard structures. The plant can mostly easily be identified during the growing season, which is May to October. Fully grown Japanese knotweed plants have hollow stems with purple speckles, which can grow to 3m in height.

Its leaves grow alternately on each side of the stem, and its cream-white flowers appear in late August. One destructive characteristic of Japanese knotweed is its vast root system. Its roots can grow to 3m in depth and 7m laterally. It’s been estimated that Japanese knotweed plants cause over £150m worth of damages and disruption every year.

If you suspect the presence of the Japanese knotweed plant in your garden, it’s time to call on Japanese knotweed removal experts, such as JKSL. Removing Japanese knotweed plants is difficult, so you will need to ensure a knowledgeable professional is on hand to help you in this removal process.

Step Two: Japanese Knotweed Removal

There are several methods to remove the Japanese knotweed plant:

Spraying: Chemical treatment, also referred to as herbicide treatment, is the most cost-effective treatment method. This involves repeat spray applications to the foliage or stem injection. Using this method is not a quick way to remove Japanese knotweed plants, as it takes approximately 3 to 5 years.

Excavation: Digging out the deep-rooted plants offers a significantly quicker solution. The plant contaminated soil can either be removed off-site to a licensed landfill or retained at the site in a burial pit or waste management area. You need to ensure you remove every last piece of plant material to avoid any re-growth and obtain the necessary permits from the Environment Agency (EA) to undertake this removal method.

MeshTech: JKSL possess a unique method that we developed in-house and that is particularly environmentally-friendly as it does not involve the use of chemicals. It’s an ideal method for use on riverside locations, railway embankments and highways.

So, How Long Would my Japanese Knotweed Site Removal Take?

Our dedicated removal teams are fully trained in using a number of effective solutions to remove these plants. While we cannot always give you a specific timeframe on exactly how long your removal would take, we can ensure you that with identification and removal teams working seven-days-a-week, you will have the utmost flexibility and availability with JKSL, so there will be no delay in dealing with your Japanese knotweed problem fully and as swiftly as possible.

Japanese knotweed plants have caused £millions worth of damages and thousands of frustrated homeowners. That is why it is strictly imperative to eradicate them sooner rather than later to keep costs to a minimum. You can book a consultation with our team today by emailing jk@sltd.co.uk or calling 0161 723 2000.

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