Japanese Knotweed Removal in London
Japanese Knotweed first arrived in the UK from Lieden in Holland in 1850. Guess where? Kew Gardens! The first nursery to sell it to the public was in Kingston. No surprise then that it causes problems in the London area to this day.
Japanese Knotweed in London – why is it such a problem?
It’s a straightforward question with a simple answer. London has a high density population, not to mention a 2017 target to double the current rate of home-building. If Japanese Knotweed appears, then its impact is devastating since properties are often closely-packed. One rhizome can spread up to 7m underground and the plant can grow as much as 2 cm a day. A single square metre patch of Japanese Knotweed may have around 250 shoots. These will damage drains, roads, pavements, paths, driveways and walls.
Do you want to minimise the risk of:
- not being able to sell your property
- your building development project incurring costly delay
- being unable to secure a mortgage if you’re buying a property
then contact us to find out about Japanese Knotweed removal London.
How do we eradicate Japanese Knotweed in London?
We use a whole range of treatments depending on the severity of the infestation, the urgency of the need for removal and the ecological sensitivity of the site.
Foliage spraying and stem injection are our herbicidal methods. We can prevent the spread of Japanese Knotweed using barriers, and finally, we can excavate and remove the plant when speed is of the essence.
- a free assessment if you send us an image of a plant you suspect is Japanese Knotweed
- a 35-year guarantee if you use our eradication services. We are the only company in the UK to do this.
We operate not only in and around London, but also nationally around the rest of the UK including South East England, South West England, The Midlands, Northern England, Wales and Scotland.