Japanese Knotweed Removal London, Birmingham

Japanese Knotweed Eradication- Look What We’ve Found!

From 1886, when Japanese knotweed was first found growing in one of the forests in the UK, there has traditionally been very little that could be done, other than burning the entire plot of land, which wasn’t always feasible. To further add to the list of facts, it is estimated that a staggering £170m every year (approx) is spent in the UK to control the growth of these weeds. Apart from the newly invented control method and select chemicals to remove knotweed, there is an industry that has grown up in the country to control the plant. We bring you the best ways for Japanese Knotweed eradication. Read on to know more-

  • • It is to be noted that cutting or covering the knotweed will not work when it comes to its elimination. The fundamental approach hence remains to control and not kill. With the use of glyphosate-based herbicides, the growth is best controlled and put in a state of dormancy where they do not rise above the ground level.
  • • If the density is on the lower side, you can dig up the weeds from its root and dry it in the sun entirely before disposal. Composting is never an option when you are dealing with Japanese knotweed because it can further trigger the growth.
  • • If you opt for herbicide treatment, make sure that you spray or inject the same to its roots rather than spraying it because it may have adverse effects on the neighbouring plants.


Rather than the traditional blanket application of herbicides, the ones mentioned above are much more environment friendly for Japanese knotweed control. Invasive Vegetation Management & Treatment Ltd in Birmingham is the one-stop shop to get your lawn, garden and backyard free from knotweed. Our experts are at your service and assure you of no more trouble from these Godzilla weeds. For more information, browse through the website and feel free to connect with us for further queries and service.

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