When it comes to its tenacity and the damage it brings to properties and landscapes, the Japanese knotweed is on top.
The Japanese knotweed is very known in a lot of countries around the United States and the United Kingdom for the damages it has made in properties and natural habitats. In fact, it costs millions of dollars and sterling each year due to the rehabilitation of structures and natural habitats which were damaged by this invasive species that is not easy.
Eliminating this invasive plant is both complicated and costs a lot of money. The Japanese knotweed if left unattended will create more damage to your property and will cost you a lot of money to rehabilitate the damages, not to mention the devaluing state of your property.
Nowadays, the Japanese knotweed is considered as the world’s most infesting and invasive plant species even though it is completely not harmful to humans, it can easily damage structures like hard or concrete surfaces, brick walls, and foundations that eventually damage the entire integrity of the structure if not attended right away. The damage can be a very extent knowing the rapidly growing nature of this invasive plant.
This plant is considered to be voracious which is required to have proper identification and proper removal as fast as possible to prevent it from inflicting damage to the property and prevent it from growing.
If you have thriving Japanese knotweed either at your home or your business establishment, here are some of the best ways to get rid of it.
- Uproot it and kill the Roots-Just like other invasive plant species, killing the roots is the best way to get rid of Japanese knotweed because once it is removed, the Japanese knotweed will not regrow. Once you have fully uprooted the weed along with its branches, stems, and twigs, you should dispose of it properly in accordance with the imposed law. In the United Kingdom, there is a controlled waste screening service that can remove everything the Japanese knotweed has.
- Completely remove the weeds right away– The Japanese knotweed is known to grow rapidly. In fact, it can grow up ten centimeters each day while its roots can borrow three-meters deep that is why it is very important to get started in removing this pest as soon as possible.
- Try different methods of eliminating it– Not all Japanese knotweed infestation is the same and it requires different methods and different solutions to completely remove it from your lawn or property by having a proper Japanese knotweed identification. You can either use treatment by using an herbicide or through stem injection or digging up all the infested areas from the ground using either shovel or digging equipment while some use a root barrier to prevent the weed from spreading.