The summer season is here, the evenings are light and the days are longer. This additionally means that Japanese Knotweed is at its quickest rate of growth! We bring you a news story about a client that required our Japanese knotweed removal Leicester services. It was for residential clients and their garden was absolutely covered in knotweed.
Leicester is known for its historic buildings with ancient Roman pavements and baths. Suffice to say , Leicester has many historic landmarks. It is also one of the oldest cities in England, with its history spanning at least two millennia. It also has vast, lush green landscapes and as Japanese Knotweed was once an ornamental plant, it’s no surprise that Leicester has areas of intense Japanese knotweed growth.
Like many of our clients, they didn’t realise that the large green plant was a problem until they seen a BBC documentary, discussing Japanese knotweed and the legal implications it can have. We immediately placed the husband and wife at ease. We talked them through the Japanese knotweed eradication procedure and also explained that we would put a management plan together, to manage their infestation. This would ensure they could sell the house at a later date.
As we do with every one of our customers, we discuss our Japanese knotweed removal Leicester strategies and after that talk about methods of removal and eradication. Knotweed Services UK, work together with our clients. We automatically provide you with the most effective strategies of elimination, along with the best value for money – we’ll counter and better any authentic like for like quotation. We are members of the PCA (read more below). You can expect a 25 year GPI backed warranty. We could continue however the evidence is within our ever growing portfolio of contented customers.
Below are pictures of the site that required our Japanese knotweed removal Leicester services.
The treatment that we will be using for this Japanese knotweed removal Leicester job will be stem injection. Stem injecting Japanese knotweed is an excellent method as it will only target and destroy Japanese knotweed, ensuring surrounding species (such as your plants) are not destroyed. Stem injections work by injecting each Japanese knotweed cane, which then allows the herbicide to trans-locate throughout the roots and rhizome of the entire plant.
Japanese knotweed continues to be featuring heavily in the news (radio, TV and news papers). The government has recently introduced laws and penalties for those that don’t manage their Japanese knotweed invasion. You can now be fined upto £2500 (£20,000 if you’re a company) and receieve an ASBO!!
Discovering Japanese Knotweed on or around your property can be quite distressing. Knotweed Services UK understand that no one wants to be told their property is worth less because of an aggressive weed in their garden however Japanese Knotweed will inevitably devalue your property. Eradicating it yourself would be very difficult and would require lots of time researching the plant properly. It would also require you to purchase expensive equipment, that’s why we strongly suggest using a specialist contractor such as ourselves. We have the professional training and experience to effectively eradicate any Japanese Knotweed infestation.
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Knotweed Services UK are PCA approved. The PCA is a government approved trade body for “the damp, waterproofing, wood preservation and invasive weeds industries”. As a member of the PCA we are required to adhere to strict standards in order to receive PCA membership. The application for membership is detailed and thorough. It is for these reasons that any company approved by the PCA can be trusted to provide the most effective solutions for Japanese knotweed removal. To find out more about the PCA please click here.
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If you are trying to sell your property and your surveyor finds Japanese Knotweed on their initial report you are sure to run into problems. The process may be delayed or cancelled all together. This does not have to be the case. In order to sell your property you may need a management plan to be in place; this plan will show that you are dealing with your Japanese Knotweed infestation and that it will not be a problem by the time the plan is completed. We will create a personal management plan for every customer. The plans are very in depth and are backed by our warranty meaning you can sleep easy knowing that your infestation is being taken care of.
If you are a homeowner who has found Japanese Knotweed on or around your property let us know as soon as you can. The sooner we know the sooner we can eradicate your Japanese Knotweed. Or if you are surveyor and need a management plan to be created we can also do this for you, saving you the time.