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Japanese Knotweed Removal Merthyr Tydfil

Knotweed Services is a Japanese knotweed company based in the Midlands region, but with service offices in Merthyr Tydfil. We are well-versed in the complexities of Japanese knotweed removal, control, and treatment in and around  Merthyr Tydfil and Wales.

We are accredited by the PCA, a government-approved trade body for “the damp, waterproofing, wood preservation and invasive weeds industries.” We are experienced in Japanese knotweed removal.

We have used our expertise in knotweed eradication to complete a number of challenging projects in and around Merthyr Tydfil and Wales. For knotweed removal to be successful, experienced identification, surveying, treatment, and control must take place. We can help.

Japanese Knotweed: The Reality

Japanese knotweed is one of the most damaging plants in the UK. Where it exists, the value of your property can drop by thousands – or even tens of thousands – of pounds. Wherever you are in the UK, we offer a free survey to discover whether you have knotweed on your property and how best to manage it.

Knotweed Services has the necessary expertise to help you manage your Japanese Knotweed infestation cost-effectively, allowing you to get on with other aspects of your project. 

Here's how Japanese Knotweed can affect your life

  • Japanese knotweed can grow through tarmac and concrete, posing a threat to the structure of buildings and properties.
  • Lenders often refuse to lend against a property that has Japanese Knotweed growing on it.
  • Knotweed obstructs both visibility and access to paths, highways and other infrastructure. The plant produces a massive annoyance for commercial properties in particular. 

For customers in Merthyr Tydfil with Japanese knotweed, Knotweed Services should be your first call. Each colony will be completely removed without damaging the surrounding area, and the removal will be insured in case of future re-growth.

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Knotweed Removal in Merthyr Tydfil

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Call us on: 0121 725 6348 or 0800 689 4146 for an swift idea on cost

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RESIDENTIAL JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL Merthyr Tydfil.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL Merthyr Tydfil

Knotweed services vary greatly. If a Japanese knotweed infestation is severe, you may need one method of removal or a combination of multiple methods.

As wild plants tend to be unpredictable, our weed control specialists assess a site’s specific factors to determine the type of treatments that will give the best results. We guarantee all our work.

— JAPANESE KNOTWEED REMOVAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN Merthyr Tydfil

Introducing

japanese knotweed electrical removal

Zapping knotweed with zero chemicals

BRAND NEW FOR 2021! WE ARE NOW USING ELECTRICITY TO KILL WEEDS WITHOUT THE USE OF HARMFUL CHEMICAL HERBICIDES

Knotweed Services are once again pioneering breakthrough technology in the Japanese Knotweed Removal Sector. Now providing the most economical, eco-friendly and sustainable solution to removing Japanese Knotweed once and for all with a 100% non-chemical approach. We are the first Japanese Knotweed company to bring this to market.

Sustainable

Using electricity to kill Japanese Knotweed requires no chemicals, no water and it’s powered by renewable energy.

Affordable

Our system is quicker and comparable to the cost of using herbicides without waiting for years.

Regenerative

No-till technology to create healthy soils and capture carbon.

Knotweed spraying

FOLIAR SPRAYING *

Most common treatment. The spraying of powerful chemicals with a knapsack. We ensure that other plants aren’t damaged. The most effective time for foliar spraying to Japanese Knotweed is in Spring

Foliar leaf wiping

FOLIAR LEAF WIPING *

With this Japanese knotweed treatment we employ a device to ‘physically wipe’ our chemicals onto the Japanese Knotweed leaves. This application is so precise that we can often use a higher concentration of chemical.

Japanese Knotweed Stem injection

STEM INJECTION

We apply a controlled amount of herbicide directly into the invasive weed. Due to being injected directly into the Japanese Knotweed, this is the most crafty method of removal. It isn’t dependent on the weather.

Japanese Knotweed Biomass Reduction

BIOMASS REDUCTION

Biomass is a form of excavation and removal but instead of extracting all of the soil impacted by Japanese Knotweed, we only remove the infested parts of the soil. It’s an excellent Japanese Knotweed control method that allows the reuse of the soil. Reducing the use of landfill.

Japanese Knotweed Crown Removal

CROWN REMOVAL

Crown and stems are capable of regenerating and even small fragments of cut crown or stem are capable of regenerating and becoming a new invasive weed – removing these from the equation is a great strategy.

— TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN Merthyr Tydfil

SOIL SCREENING

A tried and tested methodology used on hundreds of sites across the UK.

Using the screening method, the Japanese knotweed rhizome material is separated from the soil material. The Japanese knotweed material is then either transported to licensed landfill at a much lower disposal rate or incinerated on site using a D6 exemption from the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales.

The cleaned soils can then be reused in locations away from any construction, normally in soft landscaping areas.

This can reduce the landfill & backfill requirement costs significantly and can also help to reduce the carbon footprint on site due to reduced vehicle movements to landfill.

BIOSECURITY SUPERVISION

Knotweed Services can provide a biosecurity operative to supervise any excavations and movement of soils containing Japanese knotweed on site. 

As part of these measures, we can provide a biosecurity boot wash and machine-washing area installed in an area at the entrance to the site.
We will provide all toolbox talks for the main contractor on site, which will be signed by all contractors involved in the operation on site.

We can provide temporary geotextile barriers if required in areas to maintain the biosecurity on site.

Once the works have been completed, we will provide the client with a full biosecurity report.

This method can be used in conjunction with other treatment methods on site.

Commercial Japanese Knotweed Excavation

EXCAVATION AND DISPOSAL

This treatment method is ideal where time constraints are present and there’s no other option other than to remove both the Japanese Knotweed and contaminated soil to a registered landfill.

By removing all traces of the infestation quickly, this offers a rapid solution to your problem and allows your commercial project to begin groundwork’s almost straight away. When time is of the essence, there is no quicker Japanese Knotweed removal/treatment method.

Any waste taken off-site will be done so with a licensed waste carrier to a suitably authorised landfill site.

Japanese Knotweed Cell Burial

CELL BURIAL

Cell burial comprises of moving Knotweed contaminated soil from one location on site, burying it in an excavated pit which is lined with a root barrier membrane, in a different position on the site.

The burial requirements for Japanese Knotweed are as follows:

  • The Environment Agency recommends that the top of the burial cell should be a minimum of 2 metres below ground level.
  • The overall depth of the burial pit should be in excess of 5 metres deep. All root barrier seams are welded together forming an encapsulated cell from which the Japanese Knotweed cannot escape. Clean soil is then used to backfill on top of the cell.
  • To prevent accidental disturbance of the burial site, it is recorded on all site plans and future land owners should be made aware of the location.
Knotweed Bunding photograph

STOCKPILE & TREAT 

Bunding is the method of relocating contaminated Japanese Knotweed soil to a different area of the site being treated. A bund is a shallow area of the contaminated soil, typically 0.5m deep.

The bund can either be raised, on top of the ground, or placed within an excavation to make the surface flush with the surrounding area.

The purpose of the bund is to move the Japanese Knotweed to an area of the site that is not used. This ‘buys time’ for treatment that would not be possible where the Japanese Knotweed was originally located.

HERBICIDE APPLICATION

At Knotweed Services we can provide the client with bespoke treatment plans depending on the locations of the Japanese knotweed. 

These plans can work in conjunction with other methods of treatment where access is limited to pedestrian movements i.e., embankments or existing pathways within a site.

This will normally consist of up to 3 visits per annum to apply herbicide by either foliar spray technique or stem injection during the growing season over a period of 3 years, with a monitoring period of 2 years thereafter.

We would select the appropriate herbicides depending on the surrounding foliage or environmental constraints.

After each visit a full treatment record would be provided with photos showing the progress of the works and then an annual report.