Japanese Knotweed Removal

If you just can't get rid of your knotweed or you prefer having experts take care of it in the first place

Knotweed Removal Hull

Are you looking for a perfect guide about Japanese knotweed? If yes, you have come to the right place. It is a perennial plant that tends to die in winter but grows back during the spring season. This weed can grow to a height from three to eight feet above the ground. Japanese knotweed can be removed using various tools and techniques. It is one of the most invasive plants found in the garden and public areas but not in forested land.

The first and foremost thing for Japanese knotweed removal is to identify it. Further cutting could take place using techniques including smothering, cutting, herbicide, and digging. The best way to choose one technique among these is by considering the season and time of the year. Tools needed for its cutting depend on the technique utilized. Another service provided is the removal of ivy. For further information check out our ivy removal service. 

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Get Rid of Knotweed

The following steps will get rid of Japanese Knotweed permanently. However, it is quite a difficult and time consuming procedure. At Tree Service Hull we have the expert knowledge to get rid of Japanese Knotweed and we will be happy to support you with our services.

  • Identify the knotweed as soon as possible, so that it prevents any further growth, which could cause damage to the surroundings.
  • Cut the canes of the knotweed as close as possible to the ground after identification.
  • Weedkiller is also beneficial to get rid of the Japanese knotweed. Spray the weedkiller, preferably Glyphosate onto the Japanese knotweed, such that it won’t come in contact with other surrounding plants and vegetables. Because it will destroy them too if contacted.
  • Wait for some days to pull out the knotweed after using herbicide spray. Waiting for seven days is in generall sufficient. Gently pull out the knotweed with the roots.
  • Prevent the knotweed from regrowing by mowing and cutting it down to the shortest length possible. Try to do this every week.
  • Reapplying the glyphosate another time to complete the killing of knotweed.

Techniques and Equipment

Using multiple techniques will ensure inhibiting growth.

·      Smothering

Smothering is preferable for the spring seasons. Cover the Japanese knotweed with plastic would inhibit the growth.

·      Cutting

Cutting does not aid in the removal of the knotweed. However, it may suppress growth if performed regularly. Use this technique in conjugation with other methods for better outcomes.

·      Herbicides

Using herbicide can eradicate knotweed. Although it is not safe for other plants, pet animals, and human beings around.

·      Digging

Digging up the ground would help in reducing growth. However, this method is used along with others as well. Use this technique in the summer months.

The following tools are required to remove Japanese Knotweed:

  • Gardener sprayer
  • Tarps
  • Rake
  • Rocks or other weights
  • Materials
  • Herbicide
  • Pruners
  • Shovel

Final Thoughts

Eradication techniques of the knotweeds depend on the seasons. Apply the technique that is best fit for that particular season. Moreover, the use of specific tools would also be beneficial according to the techniques applied. Our experts at Tree Service Hull will provide excellent service and use accurate measures according to the season.  You can call us any time to request for a free quote or if you just need advise on the techniques we are also happy to support you.

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