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Japanese knotweed is a potentially damaging invasive species that can affect your property in a number of ways. Despite it not being a native species, it’s a relatively well known plant in the UK, for all the wrong reasons.

Japanese knotweed is infamous for its rapid growing speeds, with the ability to grow over 10cm a day in the summer months. This is just one reason that highlights why, when it comes to Japanese knotweed, it’s essential to act as soon as possible.

If you think you might have knotweed on your property, it’s in your best interest to get a survey as soon as possible.

 

Why Get a Japanese Knotweed Survey?

As mentioned above, Japanese knotweed is a super spreader, growing up to 10 centimetres a day, but that’s not the only reason it’s important to remove it as quickly as possible.

Japanese knotweed disrupts and unbalances the ecosystems of the UK; it takes over the natural habitats of a variety of species, making it uninhabitable for them. It also has the ability to overwhelm and smother native plants, forcing them out and making it difficult for them to grow.

Japanese knotweed can also cause structural damage if allowed to grow too near to a property. It can grow between paving tiles and disrupt them, strangle and damage pipes, even forcing its way between bricks and making walls unstable.

If you’d like to go into more detail about the problems knotweed can cause and what effects the presence of knotweed can have on your property, click the link down below to learn more.

Why Is Japanese Knotweed Bad?

 

How Much Does a Knotweed Survey Cost?

Getting a Japanese knotweed survey can help to protect your property value.

If you’re unsure whether there's knotweed present on your property, you can get a FREE basic survey from Taylor Total Weed Control; this free survey will identify whether or not there is in fact knotweed present on your property, and give you a ballpark estimate as to what you might expect to pay for treatment.

Free Knotweed Survey

If you’re looking for a more in-depth evaluation, Taylor Weed Control also offers a comprehensive survey for £250 + VAT. This option will give you a detailed survey report and an in-depth management plan. There are a number of different approaches you can take when it comes to knotweed management; during the survey, our trained professionals will identify which approach works best for your property.

One benefit of investing in the comprehensive survey is that the cost of the survey is actually deducted from the price of the treatment plan if you choose to proceed. If you’d like find out more about what you can expect from the comprehensive survey and subsequent treatment plans, click the link down below.

Knotweed Survey & Treatment Plans

READ MORE: What Happens During a Japanese knotweed Survey?

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