Japanese knotweed is prone to quick and aggressive spreading if left untreated. Our Japanese knotweed root barrier systems are a great alternative to chemical treatments and will help to stop the invasive species from further spreading into neighbouring gardens or onto neighbouring commercial sites.
If invasive Japanese knotweed does spread from your land onto neighbouring property, you could face legal proceedings from the landowners. Therefore, you have a legal obligation and responsibility to prevent any suspected knotweed infestation from spreading, whether that’s into neighbours’ gardens or surrounding land at a commercial property. Our Japanese knotweed root barriers are a cost-effective, efficient solution that can stop the pervasive spread of this plant.
How do the barriers work?
The Japanese knotweed root barrier works by halting the spread of knotweeds’ root systems (also known as rhizomes) from spreading into the surrounding soil. The roots do not grow much deeper than 2 metres, so by installing an impenetrable barrier from the surface down to 3 metres deep, means the roots cannot pass beneath the barrier. The Japanese knotweed root barrier is installed at an angle of 45º so any growth from outside the barrier will be diverted downwards rather than punching through it.
If you suspect a Japanese knotweed problem and require expert removal, it’s advisable to get expert help to ensure all fragments of the plant are removed from your property.