Discovering Japanese knotweed on your property can be quite the proverbial punch in the gut.

In addition to posing a massive inconvenience, a Japanese knotweed infestation also has the potential to work its ruthless roots into your finances too.

As a result, it’s not unusual for those faced with such a problem on their property to consider taking on Japanese knotweed removal DIY style.

While this isn’t an advisable course of action, some people cannot be deterred and will naturally aim to tackle the problem themselves, regardless of the risks.

With that in mind, it’s better to be prepared than sorry, so we’ve put together a few Japanese knotweed removal DIY tips to help you say “sayonara” to your unwanted guest once and for all.


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Japanese Knotweed Removal DIY Tips

If you do plan on taking on the sinister soil-dweller from “The Land of the Rising Sun” yourself, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

The slightest miss-step could see the roots spread further and totally monopolise your garden. Worse still, it could even lead to it affecting the value of your home.

As such, it’s important get it right first time. To avoid any accidental augmentation, follow these Japanese knotweed removal DIY tips.


Take Action

Japanese knotweed is notoriously difficult to get under control so early action is vital – this is no time to sit around and smell the roses.

Take action as soon as possible to quite literally nip the problem in the bud and catch your knotweed nuisance before it gets out of hand.


From the Ground Up

The best way of taking assertive action in your knotweed war it to get to the root of the problem…that being by attacking the roots. Sadly, this is easier said than done and can be a lot more difficult than you might think.

Japanese knotweed roots can bury themselves up to two metres below the surface. Worse still, it only takes a small piece of rogue root to grow into a new plant and potentially spread further.


No Alternative

Alternative Japanese knotweed treatments and natural remedies – such as coffee, lime and vinegar – are very much like trying to cure a serious illness without prescription medication or surgical treatment. The evidence of their success is dubious at best.

When it comes to Japanese knotweed, there is no substitute for herbicides and specialist chemical treatment. While it may be tempting to go down the natural route for the health of your garden and the health of your pocket, the chances of it working is slim.


Be Thorough

The regenerative powers of Japanese knotweed are pretty remarkable. Even the smallest of remains boast surprising resilience and can regrow into an entirely new plant, making wholesale eradication an arduous yet necessary process.

In order to fully rid your property of Japanese knotweed, getting to grips with every last inch of the wily weed is imperative. Failure to do so will only result in the issue returning down the line.


Professional Japanese Knotweed Removal

While it is theoretically possible to remove Japanese knotweed from your property yourself, the odds of achieving permanent success via the DIY route are not worth betting the farm on.

In fact, for those looking to sell their property, a professional treatment plan may be a pre-requisite in order to stand any chance of selling in the first place. Many estate agents and mortgage lenders will need assurance from a professional that the problem is under control before any headway can be made.

In order to stand the best chance of a permanent goodbye to your unwanted Nipponese nuisance, your best bet is call in the pros. Japanese knotweed removal specialists will be fully equipped with the tools and techniques necessary for an everlasting eviction.

At Taylor Weed Control, we have over 15 years’ experience in Japanese knotweed removal. Our expert team of weed removal specialists are well-versed in the art of knotweed war and more than capable of tackling the most vicious of vine infestations.


If you suspect you may have Japanese knotweed on your property, call Taylor Weed Control today! Get in touch now on 029 2039 7554 or click the button below to request a FREE Japanese knotweed survey on your property.

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