How Much Does it Cost to Treat Japanese Knotweed?
Japanese knotweed is one of the most problematic weeds in the UK today due to its invasive nature and rapid growth rate. As well as harming the surrounding eco-system, Japanese knotweed is able to force its way through the smallest weaknesses in walls, pavements, tarmac, drainage and even structural foundations of buildings. When left unnoticed, the relentless weed is capable of inflicting thousands of pounds of damage on homeowners, councils and businesses.
What makes Japanese knotweed so frustrating is its extreme durability. Having originated from the desolate slopes of volcanoes in Japan, the weed is able to withstand harsh weather and grow practically anywhere, returning year on year. Its roots grow up to 3m deep into the ground, making it a nightmare to completely remove. If even the smallest part of a plant is left in soil, it can make a speedy return and continue to grow up to 10cm per day during spring and summer.
Completely eradicating Japanese knotweed can be costly and time-consuming, and sometimes more than one method of eradication is needed. To limit its chances of ever making a return, it’s best to consult with a professional service as soon as you discover the growth of Japanese knotweed on your property.
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