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Japanese Knotweed Removal in Gloucestershire

Do you have Japanese knotweed on your property? Here at Taylor Total Weed Control, we’ve helped many homeowners in Gloucester and nearby to get this highly invasive plant species under control.

We offer a selection of different treatment plans to suit your requirements. Options range from a three-year programme of herbicide application to excavation (removing the knotweed from your property and disposing of it in an approved landfill site).

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Why is Japanese knotweed such a big problem in the UK?

Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is native to Japan. It was brought to Europe in the Victorian era, and 19th-century botanists loved it; Utrecht’s Society of Agriculture & Horticulture even went so far as to award the plant a gold medal.

(Note that there are several other plants that look like Japanese knotweed – if you’re uncertain, our knotweed experts will be able to confirm the plant’s identity for you.)

Nowadays, Japanese knotweed is considered a scourge. Present in many parts of the UK – including Gloucestershire – knotweed grows very quickly and can even find its way through cracks in concrete and brickwork.

You need to take action ASAP if you find Japanese knotweed on your land. Allowing the plant to grow unchecked will reduce the value of your property and may result in structural problems, clogged pipes and/or disrupted cables depending on where the knotweed is growing.

So it’s important to act quickly. However, you should NOT attempt to destroy the Japanese knotweed yourself – a small fragment of rhizome root can grow into a whole new plant if it finds its way back into the soil, and if you accidentally spread Japanese knotweed into the wild, you may be fined or even imprisoned.

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Japanese knotweed specialists in Gloucestershire

Taylor Total Weed Control is a PCA (Property Care Association) registered company specialising in the management of Japanese knotweed. We offer the following services:
  • Japanese knotweed surveys – Confirm whether you have Japanese knotweed on your property and evaluate the severity of the problem.
  • Herbicide applications – We treat Japanese knotweed using specialist weed killers that are not available in stores. Applications can be carried out over a three-year period (with two years of monitoring to make sure the plant doesn’t grow back) or whenever necessary.
  • Excavation – Japanese knotweed removal using earth-moving equipment. We will dig up your knotweed and either bury or dispose of it in accordance with the Property Care Association’s code of practice.
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Call Taylor Total Weed Control on 029 2039 7554 to arrange a Japanese knotweed survey. We are happy to travel to properties in most parts of Gloucestershire.
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