Eradicating Japanese Knotweed in Cheshire
We have been treating and eradicating Japanese Knotweed in Cheshire for over ten years with 100% success. The clients have varied from private to commercial, along with some large companies such as St Modwen. The vast majority of the projects have involved spraying using a systemic herbicide that is 300 times stronger than the public can purchase. Obviously when spraying Japanese Knotweed with such strong chemicals it is vital to abide by all correct health and safety procedures. This involves the fully qualified gardeners wearing a full covering, gloves and a face mask.
One site where we were eradicating Japanese Knotweed in Cheshire also had a river flowing through it. There are strict guidelines issued by the Environment agency with regards spraying chemicals near water courses. We are able to fill out all necessary forms including AqHrb01 to get the necessary permission to spray any weeds near a river or stream.
Water is one of the most common ways for Japanese Knotweed to spread in the UK, therefore early identification and eradication is key to the successful removal of Japanese Knotweed. On another site where we were eradicating Japanese Knotweed growing through hardcore, the client did not have time for us to treat the knotweed where it was situated. We therefore had to dig out the Japanese Knotweed along with 450 tonnes of contaminated soil. The site was very large so we carefully transported it to another part of the site and treatment of the Japanese Knotweed began there. Once the soil has been treated and there is no new growth for two years, we would then recommend that it is used in an area away from buildings or services as part of a landscaping scheme. Why we recommend this is because Japanese Knotweed can go into a dormant stage for up to 20 years. By using the soil as a base for other plants, no damage will be caused if Japanese Knotweed reappears and needs to be treated by injection.
Do you have Japanese Knotweed? We can assist in eradicating Japanese Knotweed in Cheshire and surrounding areas. Contact us today to arrange your site survey.