Japanese knotweed in London and the Home Counties

Friday 15th April 2011

Japanese knotweed is a growing problem in London and the Home Counties. In some parts of the country, knotweed may be found growing every few metres – literally in every garden, field, park, roadside and even in the local cemeteries. However although London and the Home Counties, aren’t at this level – yet. Japanese knotweed is increasing in these areas and may be very common indeed in certain areas.

As the Olympic Development Agency know, only too well, removing Japanese knotweed or remediating it on site, can be an expensive and time consuming process. A timely herbicide programme could save thousands of pounds or much, much more. Furthermore, an herbicide programme is usually more environmentally friendly than the alternative solutions, such as mass excavation or allowing the local environment to be swamped by invasive weeds.

Japanese knotweed is not however confined to East London, large areas of knotweed and other invasive weeds exist in South-west London, North London and South-east London. Knotweed in my experience may be found in many of the streets and open spaces of London, and may cover many brown field sites. Much of this could be treated under a cost effective herbicide programme, leading to eradication.

At this time of year, it is important for landowners with invasive weeds to start control programmes as soon as possible. This includes people with knotweed in their gardens, or construction companies with land awaiting development.

The Knotweed Company covers all of the Greater London area and the surrounding counties, and can offer competitive services throughout. Whether you have a site in Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey or Sussex, we can help! We have locally based technicians, all of whom hold the appropriate and necessary qualifications to apply herbicides or to work on construction sites.

Whatever your weed problem, we’d be glad to hear from you and can offer solutions and competitive quotations throughout England and Wales.

Contact Brian Taylor on 01327 340770 or email me on my email