What is Japanese Knotweed
The use of our herbicide is often the most efficient and cost effective option for the treatment and control of Japanese Knotweed. Using our "three way Japanese knotweed treatment system", it allows the herbicide to reach both the tall Japanese knotweed foliage and the root system that can grow up to 12m from the crown of the plant..
What is Japanese knotweed
Japanese knotweed is effectively a giant weed (herbaceous perennial) which grows at an alarming rate of up to 10cm per day in any type of soil. In Scotland and Britain today, Japanese knotweed has become the most invasive and destructive plant known within our gardens and countryside.
Identifying Japanese knotweed
The time of year really determines what you need to look out for when identifying Japanese Knotweed.Our handy guide below should give you a better idea to firstly identifying Japanese knotweed and then determining whether or not your need to think about Japanese knotweed treatment.
Why Japanese knotweed is a problem
Why is Japanese knotweed a problem? In essence, Japanese knotweed has no natural enemies in Scotland and the UK. In its native Asia the plant is controlled by fungus and insects. Due to the lack of natural control and the speed of growth.
Japanese knotweed treatment
Japanese Knotweed treatment relies on both the death of the foliage growing out of the soil and the extensive root system that grows under the soil. Due to the plants aggressive nature and how quickly it grows.
The Law Japanese knotweed
It is not against the law to have Japanese Knotweed on your land. Due to the destructive nature of Japanese knotweed however, it is against the law to cause the spread of Japanese knotweed (The Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA) section 14).
Japanese knotweed information
Japanese Knotweed is one of the most invasive weeds ever to be seen in Scotland and the UK. It is so invasive that the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states that it is an offence to plant or cause Japanese knotweed to grow.