Japanese Knotweed Removal in Manchester
Japanese Knotweed can be an unsightly growth in your garden, spoiling the aesthetic and forcing out other plants, but more seriously it can also cause structural damage to your property. Japanese Knotweed isn’t just a big problem in Manchester and the north-west of England, but across the whole of the UK.
If you have Japanese Knotweed on your property, removing it should be a priority. Apart from the damage it can cause, it can also spread quickly to neighbouring gardens. Allowing Japanese Knotweed to spread is a criminal offence, and a successful prosecution could lead to a fine of up to £5,000, or as much as two years in prison. Despite these harsh deterrents, many residents in Manchester and across the UK aren’t aware of their obligations to remove Japanese Knotweed.
Japanese Knotweed Specialists have a 35-year Japanese Knotweed guarantee available when they remove the troublesome plant. This means that whether you’re buying or selling a property, you can be sure that your Japanese Knotweed problem won’t be a problem again.
How to remove Japanese Knotweed
The best solution for Japanese Knotweed removal in Manchester is to contact a Japanese Knotweed removal specialist as soon as the plant has been identified or even suspected. All infestations of Japanese Knotweed are different and require an expert opinion to determine how best to remove the weed in a cost-effective and lasting manner. At Japanese Knotweed Specialists, we provide a range of Knotweed removal solutions to suit any situation or property type. See our services page for more information on the different Japanese Knotweed solutions we offer.
Over the years, we’ve worked with homeowners and businesses throughout Manchester and the surrounding areas to remove Japanese Knotweed from residential and commercial properties. All of these cases of Japanese Knotweed removal have been unique. To see how Japanese Knotweed Specialists work closely with customers, the case study below gives details of a unique case of Japanese Knotweed removal in the Greater Manchester area.
Japanese Knotweed removal in Manchester
We were called out to help with a Japanese Knotweed infestation at a small developer site in Manchester. The developer contacted us and one of our survey experts visited the property in Manchester to confirm the presence of Japanese Knotweed and to determine the best possible removal plan.
The area in question had persistently suffered not just from an infestation of Japanese Knotweed, but also of Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and other invasive weeds. Working together with the customer and the local council in Manchester, we came up with an innovative solution to the problem which would allow for the removal of the Japanese Knotweed and ensure the development plans were approved.
The solution we agreed upon to remove the Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed involved a mixture of hand pulling, herbicide spraying, root barriers, and excavation and burial on site to safely and securely dispose of the roots and any remaining rhizomes.
For advice on Japanese Knotweed removal or to book a survey, contact us on 0161 509 6746 or fill in the contact form on this page. You can also upload a photo of your suspected Japanese Knotweed and we will asses it for free, no obligation.