Spring was warmer than usual this year - as you no doubt noticed if you spent it cooped up at home due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Unfortunately, a warmer-than-average spring means that there'll probably be a lot of Japanese knotweed this summer.
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Summer is peak growing season for Japanese knotweed, although its first shoots start to appear around April. The first half of this year may have been a chaotic and disruptive period from our human point of view, but spring 2020 brought ideal growing conditions for Japanese knotweed, with plenty of warm weather and sunshine.
What this means is that, as we head into summer, we can expect to see Japanese knotweed flourishing throughout the UK. Thousands and thousands of British homes are likely to be affected.
What should I do if I find Japanese knotweed on my property?
First of all, you should confirm that it actually is Japanese knotweed. See our Japanese Knotweed Identification page for help with this.
If you do have knotweed in your garden, it's important to act quickly. Call Taylor Total Weed Control on 029 2039 7554 and arrange an invasive species survey - our experts will be able to assess the extent of your Japanese knotweed problem and recommend the best course of action.
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