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eradicate japanese knotweed

In previous blogs, we've spoken about the damage that Japanese knotweed can cause, the effect Japanese knotweed has on house prices and the persistence of Japanese knotweed that always seems to find its way back. 

When you get to understand how much of a problem Japanese knotweed is, you begin to question - "Is it possible to eradicate Japanese knotweed permanently?"

It is sometimes possible to get rid of Japanese knotweed once and for all, but DIY methods are not the way to do it. We've heard stories of people tackling their Japanese knotweed problems with all kinds of home remedies including bleach and salt - none of which have done a good enough job to get rid of the troublesome weed for good. 

Speak to the Professionals

With Japanese knotweed treatment, you can't afford to mess around. As we've mentioned, there are a whole host of reasons why Japanese knotweed needs to be dealt with properly. Not only can it cause structural damage, it can also make selling your home incredibly difficult. 

Here at Taylor Total Weed Control, we offer comprehensive Japanese knotweed treatment packages that begin with a FREE consultation. Our technicians will visit the site and carry out an assessment of your Japanese knotweed problem. 

From there, they can offer you a range of Japanese knotweed treatment options that are effective at killing the Japanese knotweed shoots and the root network underground. 

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Japanese Knotweed Guarantee 

We know what you're thinking, how can you be sure that these Japanese knotweed treatments will eradicate the Japanese knotweed permanently? That's where our Japanese knotweed guarantees come in.

We offer a 5 or a 10-year guarantee with our Japanese knotweed treatment plans that ensures your home is kept Japanese knotweed free permanently after it's treated. Our specialist team will work with you for as long as you need, and can even carry out Japanese knotweed treatments as and when you need them if you find that the problem re-occurs. 

If you have any questions about our Japanese knotweed treatments, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 029 2039 7554.

best time to treat japanese knotweed

While there's never a good time to find Japanese knotweed on your property, there is an optimum time to treat it if you want to make sure it stays out of your garden all year round. As with all weed removals, timing is key if you want your removal processes to have maximum effect. Treating weeds like Japanese knotweed at the wrong time of year will make the removal process harder and will also put you at risk of spreading the infestation further around your garden. 

So, when is the best time to treat Japanese knotweed?

Although some people might argue that the best time to treat Japanese knotweed is in the spring/summer when it's growing most rapidly, we've found that the best time to treat Japanese knotweed with herbicides is in autumn. Here's why!

During autumn, the Japanese knotweed stops putting energy into growth and instead uses its energy to move sugars and nutrients down towards its underground rhizome structure. This is an important part of the plant's lifecycle because it ensures the plant will survive during the harsh winter months. 

We take advantage of this shift in energy and spray the Japanese knotweed with our specialist herbicides so that they will travel down with the natural flow of nutrients and penetrate deep underground to effectively treat the parts of the plant that you can't see!

Can I treat Japanese knotweed in spring/summer?

If you notice a developing Japanese knotweed problem, we'd always recommend getting a survey right away so that you can determine the right time and type of treatment for your specific case. Generally, we don't treat Japanese knotweed as much during the spring/summer months because the herbicides can be less effective. During this time, the Japanese knotweed is putting all of its available energy into pushing nutrients up to the leaves and flowers, so herbicide applications can kill off the top section of the weeds without really addressing the rhizomes underground. 

If you do need to treat Japanese knotweed during the warmer months, we'd probably recommend choosing a more aggressive form of treatment like excavation. This is much more likely to remove the Japanese knotweed above and below ground. 

What are my Japanese knotweed treatment options?

When it comes to treating Japanese knotweed, there are quite a few different options to choose from. Here at Taylor Total Weed Control, we offer a free no-obligation survey and a range of treatment plans to help you get your Japanese knotweed problem under control quickly. 

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We hope that this shed some light on the best time to treat Japanese knotweed. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to get in touch with our team - call 029 2039 7554.

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We love plants, but as any gardener will tell you, they can be a nuisance when they grow in the wrong places.

It's especially crucial to keep roads clear of vegetation. All too often, weeds are allowed to flourish on roadsides until they're actually encroaching on the highway itself.

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new build property

The thought of buying your first home is exciting, we know, but we want to warn you of the potential for Japanese knotweed on new build plots. It has recently come to light that property developers have been taking advantage of a loophole in the Japanese knotweed regulations, which means knotweed has been cropping up on new build housing plots up and down the country. Let us explain...

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why can't you cut Japanese knotweed?

Over the past few weeks, we've been looking at lots of different ways to get rid of Japanese knotweed. So far, we've debunked the myth that covering knotweed is an effective way to remove it and we've even explored the effects of adding lime to your soil! Sadly, neither of these methods has been proven to be effective, Japanese knotweed is just too good at surviving! 

When it comes to effective methods of Japanese knotweed removal, excavation, specialist herbicide treatments and burning have all been quite effective. These aggressive methods of treatment are capable of stopping the knotweed in its tracks! So surely cutting it down has to be effective too, right? Today we're answering the question - why can't you cut Japanese knotweed?

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