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japanese knotweed soil management

One of the major costs when excavating Japanese knotweed is dealing with the contaminated soil. If you've taken a look at our Japanese knotweed removal page, you'll know that knotweed-infested soil needs to be transported and deposited at a specialist landfill site. Soil excavated from a site with a Japanese knotweed problem cannot be mixed with regular waste because there's a chance that the Japanese knotweed rhizomes will grow and spread into unwanted areas around the landfill site. 

As well as being costly, excavating large amounts of soil from a particular site can also leave the ground looking very uneven. This is a real problem if you're planning to build property or if the Japanese knotweed is in your well-kept garden. Thankfully, there's a way to minimise the costs of landfill transportation while also reducing the impact on the excavated site - our Japanese knotweed sifting service!

Our Japanese knotweed sifting service

Here at Taylor Total Weed control, we offer a sifting service that means you can remove all of the Japanese knotweed and its rhizomes from the soil that's excavated. We use a unique mobile plant that's designed to process the excavated soil thoroughly so it can be put back into the ground. 

Benefits of our Japanese knotweed sifting service

So why choose this service? Well, first and foremost, separating the Japanese knotweed debris from the contaminated soil dramatically reduces the amount of waste being taken to specialist landfill sites. Not only will this reduce the overall cost of your Japanese knotweed treatment, but it will also have less of an impact on the environment in the long run because the landfill sites won't fill up as quickly. 

Another great benefit of our Japanese knotweed sifting service is the reduced impact it will have on your premises. A lot of the time, clients have been put off the idea of excavation because they think it will make a mess of their gardens. With our sifting method, we can level the ground back out and you should be able to lay turf, plant into it and return your garden to its former glory.

Our Japanese knotweed removal services

To help you eradicate your Japanese knotweed problem quickly and efficiently, we offer a range of different knotweed treatment plans. All of which start with a FREE survey. We offer both herbicide application programs and excavation and removal plans. Our team of experts will help you choose the right treatment plan for your knotweed infestation and will get to work quickly to prevent it from spreading further. 

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If you have any questions about our Japanese knotweed sifting service, or if you'd like to book your FREE survey, give us a call on 029 2039 7554.

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Japanese knotweed: the plant that strikes fear into the heart of every home and business across the country thanks to its incredibly invasive nature and ability to cause extensive damage as it grows.

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Dealing with knotweed on your own property is one thing, but when you have to deal with knotweed that is growing and spreading from a neighbouring property, the situation can and has proven on many occasions in recent history, to become an even bigger problem to contend with. Especially when the neighbours in question choose to ignore it. 

So, what can you do if you have a Japanese knotweed neighbour dispute? Taylor Total Weed Control are here to help! In this blog, we take a closer look at some of the legal issues surrounding Japanese knotweed and its spread and what you can do if your neighbour chooses to ignore it. 

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who can remove Japanese knotweed

Removing Japanese knotweed is not a task that should be undertaken lightly. Japanese knotweed is a fierce and unrelenting invasive species that can re-emerge from tiny particles left in the soil. For that reason, it's important that you only employ trained Japanese knotweed technicians to treat your infestation. Working with the right people, who will do a good job of killing and removing Japanese knotweed will save you time, money and heartache.

Who is responsible for treating Japanese knotweed?

The primary legislation for Japanese knotweed is 'section 14(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981’. This states that the person who owns the land with the Japanese knotweed infestation is responsible for preventing the spread onto neighbouring lands. It's not actually a legal obligation for you to remove the offending knotweed, however, left untreated, it will no doubt cause problems for you and neighbours later down the line. The best course of action is to have Japanese knotweed treated and removed professionally as soon as you identify it!

What's involved when treating Japanese knotweed?

Japanese knotweed can be treated in a few different ways. Most often, it's sprayed with a mixture of specialist chemicals which kills the plant above ground and the roots below ground. Then, the soil is excavated to remove any trace of knotweed.

Guidelines set out by the government suggest that anyone wanting to use specialist chemicals to treat Japanese knotweed must do the following:

  • Make sure anyone spraying holds a certificate of competence for herbicide use or works under the direct supervision of a certificate holder.
  • Carry out a Control of Substances Hazardous to Health assessment.
  • Get permission from Natural England if the area is protected.
  • Get permission from the Environment Agency if the plants are near water.

Choose companies with accreditations

If you're not sure who can remove Japanese knotweed and who can't, we'd recommend getting in touch with a professional Japanese knotweed removal company (like ourselves). Companies that specialise in Japanese knotweed removal are likely to have a number of accreditations that show they are competent in handling & removing this invasive species. 

Here at Taylor Total Weed Control, we have a number of Japanese knotweed accreditations including:

  • PCA certification - which shows we follow strict standards and offer a high level of technical knowledge and skills.
  • Environmental Agency - we work alongside the environmental agency to ensure that all of our 'land waste' is disposed of properly.

Take a look at our full list of accreditations here.

Professional knotweed removal service

Looking for professional Japanese knotweed removal? Look no further. We have a team of technicians who can all remove Japanese knotweed efficiently. We've been dealing with Japanese knotweed across South Wales and South West England for several years, so we're sure we can tackle your infestation. Don't waste your time with cowboy knotweed removers, stick to people who can remove Japanese knotweed properly.

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If you have any questions about our Japanese knotweed services, or if you'd like to book a consultation, give us a call on 029 2039 7554. We look forward to hearing from you!

Read More: Do You Need a Licence to Remove Japanese Knotweed?

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