Japanese Knotweed is not a plant to take lightly; strong and defiant, it is one of the most aggressive weeds on the planet and can even penetrate concrete. Native to East Asia, it is an exotic plant that is wreaking havoc in backyards, gardens and allotments across the UK.
If you’re unfamiliar with Japanese Knotweed, then we’d like to suggest you keep reading.
What You Should Know
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) was first brought to England in the 1800s. Featuring thin stems, its leaves are bright green, distinctive and shovel-like in appearance. A creeping plant, it spreads underground via an elaborate root system made up of multiple rhizomes.
Due to its soil depth and large area coverage, Japanese Knotweed takes some serious action to destroy. If left unchecked, rampant growth can ruin lawns, gardens and even the most-prized possession of all – your home.
Incidences of Japanese Knotweed can drop property values in an instant. What you may regard as a high-priced, elegant house may soon be worth less than £50,000 and need demolition. Growing between internal walls and prying through skirting boards and flooring, it is a nasty weed, to put it nicely.
Japanese Knotweed causes appalling damage in a short amount of time. Fortunately, there are a variety of measures – chemical and mechanical – that can be used for permanent removal. At TP Knotweed Solutions, we are well aware of the struggle home owners face when trying to eradicate this invasive weed. It takes time, cost and perseverance to contain, control and kill Japanese Knotweed.
What You Can Do
Japanese Knotweed is extremely hard to remove and should never be given leeway in your garden. Pay close attention to unusual foliage or spreading plants on your property. If you need assistance identifying any suspect plants, then please call us at TP Knotweed Solutions on 0800 389 1911. We are always happy to provide a free initial site inspection with essential advice tailored to your specific situation. Follow-up includes a detailed site survey and action plan.
To prevent your lawn, garden or home from being overcome by Japanese Knotweed, contact us today at TP Knotweed Solutions. We specialise in the treatment and eradication of Japanese Knotweed, and cover all counties in the UK. Wherever you are in the country, know that we are qualified weed control experts at your service.