Salt is very versatile - it can make virtually any meal taste better - but sadly, there are some problems that salt can't solve.
You may have heard that salt can be used to kill garden weeds, and there is some truth to that. Applying salt to an unwanted plant can cause the plant to dehydrate and ultimately die.
But should you actually try this? The RHS don't recommend it: "The use of bleach or salt to kill weed on paths and drives is strongly discouraged, as this can cause pollution and damage plants."
Besides, Japanese knotweed is no run-of-the-mill garden weed. It takes a lot to eradicate this invasive species once and for all - a mere sprinkling of salt just won't do it!
Even if you pull the knotweed out of the ground and salt the soil, the plant will probably grow back sooner or later. A small fragment of Japanese knotweed rhizome can lay dormant for an extended period of time and grow into a whole new plant when conditions favour it.
SEE ALSO: Can Bleach Kill Japanese Knotweed?
What about vinegar? Can vinegar kill Japanese knotweed?
No, sorry - if you want to get rid of this for good, you'll need to get in touch with an expert Japanese knotweed contractor (and not your local chip shop).
We at Taylor Total Weed Control have been dealing with Japanese knotweed for many years. We can remove this invasive plant and monitor your property to make sure it never comes back.
If you'd like to arrange a Japanese knotweed survey, give us a call on 029 2039 7554 today. We will match any written quotation from a PCA-registered knotweed removal company.
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