Japanese knotweed - a growing problem.

Saturday 14th May 2011

Japanese knotweed can grow extremely quickly, but this year’s rate of growth has been impressive, even by knotweed standards. At the end of April, knotweed stands were 2m+ high and many stands by now are even taller. This is a growth rate of (approximately) 60cm a week or 8+cm a day. While this growth rate will soon slow down, the knotweed will now be absorbing sunlight and nutrients and storing reserves for future growth.

If this good weather continues, than knotweed may increase its spread this year, by more than the average, so if the average annual spread is 1-3m , it may spread 2-4m, this may not seem like a big increase, but this means that stands could grow from an initial 36m2 to cover 100m2 or more. You should be aware that much of this development will be underground and not visible until next year...

Obviously an increased spread of this order, is not going to happen in every situation! Smaller stands spread more slowly, larger stands may spread faster. We would advise everyone to start treating their knotweed now, with staff available across England and Wales; we’re probably treating knotweed within a few miles of your address already!

So if you’re looking for a professional, cost effective Japanese knotweed contractor, that offers guarantees on their work and does not try to scare their customers with tales of what Japanese knotweed may do – look no further. Our quotations are free and without obligation.

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