Japanese Knotweed Specialists in Brislington (2023)

We areJapanese knotweed Specialists and are experts in Brislington BS4 5 when it comes to the identification and removal of this unwanted weed.

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Japanese knotweed, also known as Asian knotweed, can be very damaging to building and the roots can even grow through hard surfaces such as tarmac. If youidentifythis invasive non native plantwithin your grounds, it is recommended to have this sorted as soon as possible to avoid further damage being caused.

Our professional team of Japanese Knotweed specialists can offer top quality control and removal services to relieve your home or workplace of the plant and prevent it from coming back.

If you would like more information regarding the services which we can provide, please contact us using the enquiry form provided on this page or by ringing the number above.

We'll be able to answer any questions or queries that you have on the knotweed plant and can offer a free quotation for the removal or identification if required.

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What is Knotweed?

Knotweed, otherwise known as Fallopia Japonica, is a type of plant that is listed as one of the world's worst invasive species. An invasive species has a serious impact on biological diversity and human activities. This is why anyone who has the weed growing near their property will want to get it removed as quickly as possible.

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Knotweed is a dangerous plant that can grow through a number of strong surfaces such as concrete flags, block paving and tarmacadam. Knotweed can even damage buildings too especially if it has been left to grow for a number of years. The plant can grow through cavity walls which could cause even more damage to your home or workplace. Since the unwanted plant can also damage boundary walls, they could end up falling over if the knotweed is not treated as quickly as possible.

Although knotweed cannot grow through concrete, it will take advantage of any cracks in the surface and grow through - potentially causing more damage to the surfacing. For more inforegarding the Japanese weed and what damage it can cause, please contact us now. You can speak to a member of our team by simply filling in the contact box provided and someone will respond at the earliest opportunity.

Japanese KnotweedSpecialists Near Me in Brislington

If you're looking for a nearby Japanese Knotweedcompany that islocal to you, we can get our team of experts closest to your property to come out and identify and remove the plant. We have a number of specialists nationwide who know exactly what the Japanese weed looks like and are capable ofremoving the unwanted plant in Brislington in a safe and effective way.

We understand that you may be scared if you see Japanese Knotweedgrowing on your property, which is why we offer specialist services to remove this invasive weed.

We would be more than happy to offer you more info on the services which our Fallopia Japonica specialists can carry out if needed. To speak to our specialists please complete the enquiry box provided and we will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

Our Services

We offer a range of specialist services to help people affected by Japanese Knotweed:

  • Identification - Identifyingthe spreadof Japanese Knotweed

  • Removal- Kill Japanese knotweed with specialist weed killer

  • Disposal - Dispose of Japanese knotweed (controlled waste)

We also offer the removal of other invasive plant species as well as a bespoke management plan.

Japanese Knotweed Control in Brislington

We offer Japanese knotweed control to prevent damage to your garden or property. Our experts can kill and remove the roots to ensure they don't grow again. It is important to control Japanese knotweed early on so that little damage is caused.

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Our team of chartered surveyors canoffer a Japanese Knotweed management plan using a chemical control or even install a root barrier membrane if you have a Japanese Knotweed infestation.

This weed can be very dangerous and it is important you get a professional to completeidentification and removal to ensure all the roots are gone. If you carry out the work yourself, you may miss some which will mean the knotweed can grow back.

Knotweed Insurance Guarantee

As specialists in the industry, we are specialists in Environment Agency approved eradication methodologiesto kill Japanese Knotweed. Our eradication works are covered by our 10 years £5 million warranty. We can also offer separately underwritten IBG's which cover the full contract value and building insurances.

We also specialise in Eco Control Solutions involving surveying, Japanese knotweed treatment and eradication of invasive plant species. We have 8 regional offices around the UK and Ireland and have experience in the eradication industry. We will conduct knowledgeable and professional visits with an efficient service. A number of methods can be used to remove the knotweed and bespoke treatment packages may be designed to suit your needs and requirements.

It is best to identify the plant early to relieve some of the eradication works necessary. We are able to carry out a no-obligation free site survey for a number of plant species including Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed, and Himalayan Balsam. All of these species are classified as schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and can delay a project and increase costs if not managed correctly early on.

If your site does have an invasive plant species problem, we will get a report sent to you and give you an option of the most cost-effective way to deal with it.

Knotweed Treatment Near Me

We offer professional knotweed weedkiller treatment in Brislington BS4 5 along with surrounding areas to prevent the plants from growing back again once removed. As experts in the industry with many years of experience, we know just how to get rid of unwanted weeds and stop them from damaging your property.

We make use of specialist treatments that will work. Although there may be cheaper contractors out there to carry out the work, some of their methods may not work and you could end up with the plant growing back again and causing damage. Our specialists will make certain that all the knotweed is removed so you won't have to worry about the plant coming back again.

If you'd like details on our knotweed treatment please speak to us directly using the contact form provided. As soon as we receive your enquiry we'll get back to you with all the information you need.

What does Japanese knotweed look like?

Here are the tell-tale signs to look out for when you believe you may have a knotweed problem:

  1. Red shoots appearing.

  2. Leaves shaped like a shovel/heart.

  3. Leaves start to yellow.

  4. Canes turn brown.

  5. Leaves are shaped like a shovel.

  6. Flowers are a creamy-white colour.

  7. Thestems are hollow.

If you notice any of these signs, please speak to a registered professional immediately.

If you would like to find out more about the identification of Japanese Knotweed in Brislington, please have a read through our page which explains this in more detail.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove Japanese Knotweed?

The average Japanese Knotweed removal cost is somewhere in the region of £1,750 - £7,000.

This will depend on varying factors such as location in the UK, size of the area, treatment required etc.

Chartered surveyors will start by identifying Japanese knotweed before providing a price to rectify the knotweed problem

Where did Japanese knotweed come from?

The Japanese Knotweed plant species (fallopia Japonica) is native to Japan, Korea, and parts of East Asia and China. It was brought to the United Kingdom by the German-born botanist Philipp von Siebold in the year 1850, riding the wave of popularity that was sweeping Victorian Britain to collect and research plants from all over the world.

Japanese knotweed flowers and foliage were once admired for their attractiveness, so much so that the Society of Agriculture and Horticulture in Utrecht called it "the most fascinating new ornamental plant of the year" in 1847.

Why is Japanese knotweed a problem?

Japanese Knotweed is not native to Europe, and it was introduced to the United Kingdom without natural enemies. However,Knotweed does impact ecosystems by crowding out native vegetationand reducing the variety of plant and animal organisms.

What damage can Japanese knotweed do?

If you have Japanese knotweed growing near your home, retaining/garden wall, fence, or garden building, the underground roots and rhizomes can cause damage to these structures by exploiting cracks/mortar joints and vulnerabilities. Damage will occur as a result of the pressure exerted by the developing rhizomes.

How do you permanently get rid of Japanese knotweed?

Glyphosate-based herbicideshave shown to be the most successful in combating Japanese knotweed. However, glyphosate is used in various herbicides, some of which are more effective than others for Japanese Knotweed removal.

Please get in touch via the contact form for professional advice for Japanese Knotweed solutions including treatment and removal.

Can you mortgage a house with Japanese knotweed?

Lenders are wary of properties damaged by Japanese knotweed, but getting a mortgage isn't impossible. Due to the risk of harm posed by the plant and potential resale issues, lenders are concerned that a property with knotweed may not be a good asset for a mortgage.

What Is The Property Care Association?

The Property Care Group (PCA) is a trade association that represents experts who can be trusted to solve building-related issues. The Property Care Association seeks to promote high professional and technical standards in the industries it represents.

What Is an Insurance Backed Guarantee?

Japanese Knotweed insurance backed guarantees are designed to cover the liabilities in the event of the knotweed specialist that has provided the guarantee not being able to perform due to insolvency.

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If you'd like more information on Japanese knotweed and the effects it could have on your property, please contact our team. Our experts will be more than happy to offer you more information on the knotweed plant if necessary, so please get in touch now via phone or the contact form provided.

We will then answer any questions or queries you may have regarding Japanese knotweed and provide you with a quote for removal and identification.

We are here to give you peace of mind that the knotweed on your property is taken care of.

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How much does a Japanese knotweed survey cost? ›

If, on completion of the survey, we find 'no visible knotweed' on the property or in neighbouring land within 3m of the property boundary, you must pay £225 plus VAT for the survey service.

Who deals with Japanese knotweed? ›

Japanese knotweed offences under this Act are enforced by the police. Therefore, if you see somebody causing the spread of Japanese knotweed, you should contact your local police station. If you need more information on section 14 refer to the guidance produced by DEFRA and Welsh Government.

Is it worth buying a house with Japanese knotweed? ›

Japanese knotweed can devalue a house between 5-15% [4], however, in some more extreme cases, the plant has been known to almost completely devalue properties. The amount that a home is devalued by will depend on the severity of the infestation and its proximity to any buildings.

How much does Japanese knotweed devalue a house? ›

Japanese Knotweed can devalue a property between 5 and 100%. There have been cases where homes have been completely devalued as a result of severe infestations, however, these are rare occurrences currently.

How do professionals get rid of Japanese knotweed? ›

The best approach to control is through a combination of cutting and herbicide application. A late spring/early summer treatment followed by an early fall re-treatment is needed. Several years of treatment may be needed for well-established populations.

How many years does it take to get rid of Japanese knotweed? ›

It usually takes at least 3 years to treat Japanese knotweed. Knotweed rhizome can remain dormant in the soil for many years and will regrow if disturbed or if the soil is relocated.

Can I sell my house if my Neighbour has Japanese knotweed? ›

You can sell a property with Japanese knotweed, however, you may need to take some extra measures to ensure that potential buyers feel comfortable purchasing the house and confident that they will be able to secure a mortgage from their bank.

Does Japanese knotweed affect house insurance? ›

No. Having Japanese knotweed shouldn't affect your home insurance premiums. But that's only because your policy probably won't cover removal of the plant or damage caused by it. As stated above, if your provider asks if you have the plant on your property, you will need to tell them.

Should I dig up Japanese knotweed? ›

Regardless of the season, digging out the roots of Japanese knotweed can discourage new growth and help to eradicate the plant. This method, while mostly effective, can and should be used in combination with another.

Can I sue my Neighbour for Japanese knotweed? ›

If your neighbour has Japanese knotweed on their property, they are under no legal obligation to remove Japanese knotweed from their own property. However, if it starts to encroach upon your property they are causing a private nuisance and therefore are open to court action.

Will a homebuyers survey pick up Japanese knotweed? ›

Residential surveyors have a duty of care to both the homebuyer and the mortgage lender to identify Japanese knotweed during a survey, even if the seller has attempted to hide it.

Can you get a mortgage on a property with Japanese knotweed? ›

Can I get a mortgage on a property with Japanese knotweed? It's usually more difficult to get a mortgage if your home has Japanese knotweed, but it's not impossible. Your chances of success largely depend on the lender and the extent to which the plant causes a risk to your property.

What kills Japanese knotweed permanently? ›

Chemical controls of removing Japanese knotweed

A glyphosate-based weedkiller is the best option here, though bear in mind it can take several applications, over up to four seasons, to completely eradicate Japanese knotweed. It's best applied to cut canes so the weedkiller can thoroughly penetrate the plant and roots.

How deep are the roots of Japanese knotweed? ›

Japanese Knotweed is a resilient and tough weed. It has roots that can grow to a depth of 2 meters. These roots are known as rhizomes – they're a special sort of root that is also a 'shoot'. These stretch out horizontally and can extend up to 7 meters wide.

Can Japanese knotweed grow through concrete? ›

The simple, and definitive, answer to the question of "can Japanese knotweed grow through concrete?" is no, it cannot. No matter how virulent this weed is, it does not have the force to break through brick or concrete.

What is the cheapest way to get rid of Japanese knotweed? ›

The cheapest way to deal with a Japanese knotweed infestation is with herbicide treatment. However, this is generally recognised as being a 'control' rather than a one-off solution, because there's a risk of dormancy and regrowth, especially on land that's disturbed.

Does cutting Japanese knotweed make it spread? ›

Knotweed Not's

Do not spread Knotweed stem and crowns. If you cut down Knotweed, it is best disposed of on site (burned or placed in a garbage bag for disposal). Do not spread soil contaminated with Knotweed rhizome. Any soil that is obtained from ground within 7 m of a Knotweed plant could contain rhizome.

Why should you not cut Japanese knotweed? ›

If you do find Japanese knotweed on your property it is most important that you prevent further spread of the plant. Do not strim, cut, flail or chip the plants as tiny fragments can regenerate new plants and make the problem even more difficult to manage.

How close can you dig to Japanese knotweed? ›

It is widely accepted that if you can find Japanese knotweed growing within seven metres of your property, then you should seek legal advice. The reason for this is simple. The closer the plant is to your property, the greater the risk that the root system has spread underneath the boundary and onto your land.

Can I claim compensation for Japanese knotweed? ›

If you believe the plant was present prior to buying and it was not disclosed, then you could be eligible to make a Japanese Knotweed claim. In addition, prior to purchase either you or your mortgage providers will have instructed a surveyor to carry out a detailed survey of the land.

Does mowing spread knotweed? ›

Mowing/Cutting can result in the spread of Japanese knotweed under certain conditions. Mowed/cut stems/fragments with nodes/joints have the ability to develop adventitious roots and shoots if they come in contact with moist soils or water.

What are the natural enemies of Japanese knotweed? ›

Psyllids feed on the sap of the knotweed, diminishing its energy supply and ultimately killing the plant. Researchers found that the Japanese knotweed psyllid's preference is specific to the three targeted knotweeds, and it is not expected to damage any native or related knotweed family plants.

How far down do knotweed roots go? ›

Under the surface of the ground, roots can grow as far as 7 metres horizontally and up to 3 metres deep [2] from each Japanese knotweed shoot. Due to the speed and ease with which Japanese knotweed is capable of spreading, the plant has been labelled as invasive by the UK government.

Does a house survey check for Japanese knotweed? ›

Residential surveyors have a duty of care to both the homebuyer and the mortgage lender to identify Japanese knotweed during a survey, even if the seller has attempted to hide it.

Should you get a Japanese knotweed survey? ›

If you are selling or buying a property that you suspect is affected by Japanese knotweed, it's advisable to get a survey of the property. Getting a survey will enable you to fully understand the level of infestation that is on the property.

What happens if you cut down Japanese knotweed? ›

Cutting Japanese knotweed will, over time, weaken the plant, but it will not kill the rhizomes (underground root-like stems). It can be used as part of other control practices. You must handle and dispose of cut plant material carefully. Burning may not be sufficient to kill the plant material.


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