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Japanese Knotweed Removal Cardiff, Newport, Swansea & South Wales

Japanese Knotweed Removal Cardiff, Newport, Swansea & South Wales

Japanese Knotweed Treatment

Japanese Knotweed removal can be a difficult task without the help of a qualified and experienced team of technicians and surveyors. At Taylor Total Weed, we have professional Japanese Knotweed removal specialists that have 15 years experience eradicating Japanese Knotweed. For more information about Japanese Knotweed treatment cost, keep reading!

We are the leading Japanese Knotweed removal company in Wales, servicing across the Cardiff, Bridgend, Swansea and Newport areas. Get in touch for a free Japanese Knotweed survey today!

Japanese Knotweed Contractors

Not like any other Japanese Knotweed companies, we provide honest and transparent advice to effectively eradicate the extremely invasive weed. We often get asked what is the cost of removing Japanese Knotweed? People are afraid of extortionate prices, however, this is not the case. At Taylor Total Weed Control, we have perfected our treatment plans to ensure your Japanese Knotweed removal cost is kept to a minimum.

We are the largest licensed Japanese Knotweed specialist company in South Wales and the South West. Whether you need to eradicate or control Japanese Knotweed on your property or need a guaranteed report for a mortgage application, we are here to help!

So why struggle any longer? Contact us today for a FREE survey!

Property Care Association (PCA) Registered

Many companies who claim to be experts in Japanese Knotweed removal fail to follow the Japanese Knotweed code of practice set by the Environment Agency. Consequently, the growth and spread of the highly invasive plant becomes even worse.

At Taylor Total Weed, we are Property Care Association registered and our reports are accepted and approved by the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means that our Japanese Knotweed removal and treatment programs are completed to the highest standard. All our reports and surveys are accredited guarantees.

Japanese Knotweed Removal Cost

Our Japanese Knotweed removal services are extremely affordable when compared to the majority of companies, especially to those that service the same area as us. Starting from £750 plus VAT, our removal cost includes all the correct accreditation reports required by lenders.

Apply for a FREE survey today and you could find out, within a few days, the results of our insurance backed guarantees that can support a mortgage application.

Japanese Knotweed Identification

Japanese Knotweed identification can be a difficult task depending on the growing cycle of the Japanese weed. During the seasonal changes throughout the year, the appearance of the plant can vary significantly. In particular, the dormant winter stage is almost impossible to identify. On the other hand, during summer the plant is most aggressive, growing at a rate of 2 cm per day.

However, with the correct professional Japanese Knotweed removal specialists, the identification process can be extremely simple.

As the leading Japanese Knotweed removal company in South Wales, contact us to arrange a survey if you have any concerns.

Fallopia Japonica Origins

Despite the good intentions, Japanese Knotweed, or Fallopia Japonica, is now a major problem throughout the UK. Due to favourable conditions, Japanese Knotweed thrives in the South Wales and South West England regions.

Taylor Total Weed Control Ltd is being called out to survey and treat an ever-increasing number of sites that are contaminated with the Japanese weed.

The myths about the introduction of Japanese Knotweed into the UK range from being introduced by the Victorians as a decorative plant, Fodder for animals, to even as a method of supporting the levees, canal and railway embankments using the root system to anchor the soil.

As it is not native to the UK the Japanese Knotweed can spread very quickly. It develops a thick leafy canopy that prevents other plants from developing. Although not toxic to humans, animals or other plants, it does not provide a viable habitat for native birds, insects or animals.

Rhizome Root System

Like most other perennial weeds, the Fallopia Japonica plant species has a highly invasive rhizome root system. Borrowing as much as 2 metres down into the ground and reaching up to 4 metres across. This extensive root system is the main reason Japanese Knotweed removal is so difficult.

The simple act of cutting, or disturbing, the soil around the plant, if not strictly managed could be classed as encouraging the weed to grow. A tiny fragment of the root can quickly establish a new plant stem. Subsequently, the plant spreads from these rhizomes being transported to other sites. A small 3 cm piece of rhizome can remain dormant in the soil for several years before it appears.

It is imperative that a professional and scientific approach is adopted by using Taylor Total Weed Control Ltd. We are experienced licensed contractors with expertly trained staff in Japanese Knotweed removal, having been established in Cardiff and across South Wales for a number of years.

Invasive Perennial Plant

The perennial plant is so strong it has the ability to grow through tarmac roads, between joints and cracks in walls, buildings and even concrete slabs. It has been known to cause major damage to roads and the fabric of buildings. There have even been cases of Fallopia Japonica being present in cavity walls and drains.

The plant is one of the most invasive plants in the UK and is covered under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This piece of Japanese Knotweed legislation means it is an offence to plant or encourage the growth of Knotweed, or even unknowingly allow the plant to spread.

Effective Japanese Knotweed Control

In many cases, the spread of Knotweed has been increased by the well-intentioned, but misinformed, amateur attempts at treating the invasive weed. That is why we do not encourage getting rid of Japanese Knotweed yourself. The Japanese Knotweed legislation says it must be treated properly and it is an offence to cause it to grow in the wild.

Many developers have problems obtaining planning consent, or finance if they have contamination. Additionally, landowners who do not want to see the value of their land decrease due to contamination have been using our services for Knotweed control on their land.

Taylor Total Weed Control Ltd have several years experience providing simple cost-effective Japanese Knotweed eradication, applying our expertise across South Wales for a number of years.

There are two main recognised methods for effective Knotweed control.

Excavation & Landfill Disposal

The excavation and Japanese Knotweed disposal is an expensive site clearance technique provided by JCB. It can become very expensive quickly, as landfill charges are added for transportation to specialist landfill sites.

Herbicide Application

Japanese Knotweed removal with a herbicide application program is considered the most cost-effective eradication method. This technique uses specialist herbicides applied by qualified operatives. Chemical treatment rates from Taylor Total Weed Control Ltd usually work out at approximately 10 - 15% of the prices quoted for mechanical removal. Herbicide application is a more efficient and cheaper solution.

The Environment Agency recommends the use of herbicide as the most effective method for Japanese Knotweed removal.

Herbicide Application Program

There are a number of herbicides that are great for Japanese Knotweed removal. The key point is to make sure that any nearby watercourses are not contaminated with herbicide. Spraying the leaves of the plant with an appropriate herbicide is the most cost effective and efficient method for Japanese Knotweed removal. It does however take several repeated applications over several years to be entirely effective. The rhizome root system can remain viable for several years.

Spraying should be carried out between May and September with a minimum of two, preferably three applications during that time. Want to discover more about our Japanese Knotweed survey cost? Keep reading to find out more.

Japanese Knotweed Excavation

When time is a major factor e.g. when a developer wants to build on a site where delays will add significant costs to the project, then spraying and mechanical removal are usually resorted to on the basis time is short.

The best method is to spray the affected area several weeks prior to mechanical removal to attempt to get herbicide into the root system.

The area affected should be excavated to a depth of seven metres and a buffer zone of at least 4 metres around any stand of Knotweed, to allow for the spread of the root system.

It is essential that all Knotweed rhizomes are removed from the site and carefully transported to an approved licensed site that will accept Knotweed. Throughout the whole process only approved licensed transport companies should travel to approved licensed landfill sites, that can provide the correct official certificates to show disposal. The costs associated with clearing Knotweed in this fashion are substantial when compared to the costs of just spraying the Knotweed.

Even after mechanically removing the Knotweed it is advisable to continue to monitor the site and be prepared to spray for re growth.

All equipment used even footwear and overalls of the employees should be cleaned and sterilised to prevent the spread of Knotweed.

Japanese Knotweed Removal Wales

We provide our removal services across South Wales. So whether you looking for Japanese Knotweed excavation in Merthyr Tydfil, applying a professional herbicide in Swansea or general Japanese Knotweed removal in Newport, we can help!


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Taylor Total Weed Control Ltd.

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Phone: 029 2039 7554


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