How to Get Rid of Knotweed from Residential Gardens

Is knotweed affecting a property you own, or one you intend to buy? Rest assured, Environet has helped thousands in a similar predicament — and we’re ready to help you, too.

 

If you are trying to do it on your own, Japanese knotweed can be incredibly frustrating to get rid of. The problem is that it is very persistent and every time you cut it down or dig it out of the ground, it keeps growing back. How to deal with Japanese Knotweed is a dilemma faced by people all over the UK every day and, if it’s not properly dealt with, it can result in real trouble for your property and you.

If you find you suddenly discover that you have Japanese knotweed in your garden, you’ll definitely need to consider taking action. This is one weed that grows extremely fast, so if you don’t get some effective Japanese knotweed treatment organised, it can quickly spread and take over areas of your garden.

As it spreads above ground, it’s also growing rapidly under the soil. If unconstrained, the Japanese knotweed root system spreads out in all directions and can cause serious problems with buildings. The roots can grow into fissures in walls and damage them. They can also exploit tiny cracks in paved driveways. One danger is that Japanese knotweed can also interfere with important underground services such as your property's drainage pipes, leading to even more potential difficulties.

If it spreads to neighbouring houses there is the risk of complicated legal issues arising as it is illegal to let Japanese knotweed encroach on neighbouring land and properties around yours. There are other legal contraints on dealing with Japanese Knotweed as well, for instance, it is against the law to dig up the weed and improperly dispose of it. Plus, if you ever wanted to sell your house but still had Japanese knotweed in the garden, it would need to be professionally treated and an insurance backed guarantee obtained. Potential buyers would find it hard to get a mortgage for Japanese knotweed infested properties unless these steps had been taken.

All these Japanese knotweed problems, unless professionally dealt with, can also have a negative impact on the value of your home. Because spraying Japanese knotweed with ordinary weedkiller or trying a "DIY" dig-out of the ground usually does not work you need the experts to come in and kill it off once and for all.

 

Japanese Knotweed Unearthing the Truth

When you choose a professional Japanese knotweed specialist, you benefit from:

  • Protection of your property — no more structural damage risks
  • Remove risk of conflict with your neighbours — an end to fears that Japanese knotweed might spread to next door
  • Removal of any knotweed related complications when buying or selling your house
  • Protection of your property value

Japanese knotweed control and removal solutions

Have a look at our expert and proven solutions for effective Japanese knotweed treatment in residential gardens.


Japanese Knotweed Management Plans

Required if buying or selling a property
Detailed management plan
Site specific issues
Determine extent of knotweed
Highlight potential encroachment issues

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Guaranteed Resi-Dig-Out™

  • Options for those serious about complete eradication
  • Where all previous attempts have failed
  • Physical removal in just days
  • 5 or 10 Year Guarantee underwritten at Lloyd's
  • Telephone consultancy
  • Vertical root barrier to protect against encroachment
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Guaranteed Herbicide Treatment Plans

  • Popular control option for
    house owners
  • Two year treatment plan with
    monitoring visits
  • 5 or 10 Year Guarantee
    underwritten at Lloyd's
  • Telephone consultancy
  • Limited cover against encroachment
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Still not sure?

 

We know dealing with Japanese knotweed can be difficult, and you may not know what to do. We also recognise that this may be the first time you’ve had to deal with this problematic plant. That’s why we’re available to talk to you about your individual situation and offer you good advice— you’ll be under no obligation.

Our team of trained advisors are ready to speak to you about your Japanese knotweed problem. If you send in some pictures they will help you to properly identify and confirm whether you have knotweed and discuss a plan for how to get rid of it once and for all.