Happy New Year!

Tuesday 8th January 2013

We at The Knotweed Company hope that all our customers and staff had a good break and are pleased to say that we’re back to work and keeping busy.

Japanese knotweed is currently in winter dormancy across the UK and will for the most part, not start to grow until early April or perhaps May. The spring growth depends upon the temperatures, so each year may have considerable variation. However that doesn’t mean that we can enjoy a quiet winter! Far from it, with winter stem clearance and treatments to carry out, we keep busy even in the frost and snow. The winter stem clearance takes place for some very simple reasons, these are to allow more effective herbicide treatment to take place (it prevents spray shadowing due to old stems getting in the way and hence chemical being wasted) and to prevent the old canes from acting as a litter trap and home for vermin.

We’ve already received a number of orders this year (thank you!) and are planning our on-going training to ensure that we continue to adhere to all Health and Safety requirements. This year we are planning that our construction site operatives are qualified to SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme), as well as holding the appropriate CSCS (Construction Site Certificate of Safety) cards. Our first operative attends the SSSTS course later this week.

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 brian@jkweed.co.uk