JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL
Root barriers are an alternative way of removing Japanese knotweed. Our root barriers will help to stop Japanese knotweed from spreading into neighbouring gardens, due to the barriers stopping the root system (also known as rhizome) from spreading into the surrounding soil. You have a legal obligation and responsibility to prevent the knotweed infestation from spreading into your neighbour’s gardens.
The root barriers work by stopping the spread of the Japanese knotweed root system. Generally speaking, knotweed roots grow around two metres, therefore by installing the root barriers around three metres deep the roots cannot pass beneath and infest other gardens. Our specialists install the root barriers at an angle of 45º, this is done specifically to force the root to grow downwards rather than punching through the barrier.
Unlike physical and chemical removal techniques, root barriers are a preventative measure designed specifically to stop the knotweed from spreading rather than destroying the plant itself. This can be a great option if you are looking for a more cost-effective solution. Here at Japanese Knotweed Specialists, we supply root barriers with or without our installation service, as you may have access to a digger in order to excavate around the infestation and fit the barrier yourself if needed.