Eliminating the Japanese knotweed

The Japanese knotweed is a giant weed (perennial herbaceous plant) that grows up to 10 cm per day in any soil. It originated in Asia, where it thrives in a vacant lot and in its natural habitat on the side of the volcanoes. In Asia, there are errors that control the knotweed, but in Europe and the United States these errors do not exist and must be eliminated. 

Methods of elimination

Removing a tooth depends on the treatment of the foliage that grows in the soil and the root system that grows under the ground. The underground root system can grow up to 7 meters from the main plant, so an extensive disposal plan is needed.

There are a number of basic methods of elimination. 

Herbicidal spray

The use of a herbicidal spray to destroy it is the most effective method of elimination. Spraying the entire plant from top to bottom will eventually kill it, since the plant will absorb the dew and fall into the root system.

However, for the complete elimination of the herbicide spray generally three to four vegetative periods are required.

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Excavation and Removal

If the use of a herbicidal spray is not possible (ie, it is closer to a river or another source of water), then it can be extracted and delivered to an authorized landfill. This method of elimination involves extracting the whole plant and the root system and is an expensive method to eliminate the japanese knotweed uk.

Root barrier

You can install a root barrier that encapsulates the knot in place. You can use this method of removing knotweed if your neighbor has a knotweed that is close to his own land, but his neighbor does not want to pay to eliminate it.

Floor sieve

Screening the soil is a method of extracting nuts, in which all the soil infected with buckwheat is extracted mechanically and then sieved to separate parts of the Japanese peas from the soil.

How to remove it

Removing a tooth is a difficult thing you can do yourself, although it can be done. If you dig a knotweed yourself, then the most important thing is to eliminate each piece of knotweed. If you do not, even a piece the size of a nail will become a completely new plant.

The climber is a very resistant weed, and infections spread rapidly. You often see an infection that was spread by the owner of the property because they tried to eliminate it by themselves and failed. It is recommended to invite an expert to evaluate the infection for the survey.

Contact a Japanese knotweed specialist

If you suspect you have a Japanese goat on your property, contact Wise Knotweed Solutions for information on the elimination of the Japanese knotweed.

Organize a survey of the Japanese knotweed and ask the expert what is your problem with the Japanese knotweed.