How do you get rid of knotweed?
The most common and economically effective means of removing Japanese Knotweed is herbicides. These may be applied to the leaves, which the plant then takes down into its roots, or in more environmentally-sensitive areas (when you do not wish to damage neighbouring plants), there is also the option for herbicide stem injections.
There are also cases where a more immediate removal strategy is required. In these instances, the best option is a Japanese Knotweed excavation. By digging up the infected area, we ensure that any trace of Japanese Knotweed is removed. This is essential since even the tiniest fragment of rhizome left in the soil can regrow. Excavation is the only available removal technique if the land in question is to be used for future development purposes.
Can you burn Japanese Knotweed?
Once Japanese Knotweed has been removed it can be burned on your own land, but you will first need to let it dry out thoroughly. However, even after burning Japanese Knotweed, the rhizomes may still be active and are capable of growing a full plant when they next come into contact with soil and water. For this reason, even after burning, you will need to contact a professional Japanese Knotweed removal company.