INVASIVE WEEDS REMOVAL & CONTROL
We have worked in many gardens, grounds and woodlands where invasive weeds have become a major problem. With our experience, knowledge of the industry and qualifications, we can eliminate these problematic weeds from your property. Legislation on invasive weeds is changing and it is becoming a more serious issue for land owners. It is important for people to realise the difficulty and dangers that these weeds can cause. We are qualified to control these weeds with chemicals on small and large scale, both on land and in and around water.
We successfully control the following invasive species of invasive weeds and we are available throughout the Edinburgh and Lothian areas;
Japanese Knot Weed
This invasive Weed is becoming a major problem in the industry and is terrifying homeowners and business owners alike. At the moment it is illegal to allow Japanese Knotweed to spread from your property into someone else and therefore, people are taking risks by not controlling them. It is likely that in the not so distant future, this weed will carry an ASBO if it is not seen to be getting controlled on your property. Furthermore, having knotweed on your property makes it difficult to sell, as mortgage companies are unlikely to loan against a house with the invasive species growing within the grounds. The roots have been known to damage foundations and can spread 2m below the surface.
This species has gained a lot of media attention due to its irritant sap. Brushing against this plant can cause bad blistering and burns to the skin or in extreme cases serious damage to eyes. It spreads fast via seed, therefore it is important to control before the flowers get to this stage.
This plant is a problem as it grows under difficult conditions and creates a lot of shading under it therefore is able to crowd out a lot of other species, each plant can produce over 800 seeds and can disperse them to a great distance allowing rapid spread. Again it is important to eradicate this before the plant flowers.
Although this shrub is commonly grown as a desired plant, it can spread quickly, and as a non-native species, it is not desirable in native woodlands where it can crowd out smaller more delicate desired species that are native to the UK.
Similar to Snowberry in that this plant is a non-native and spreads quickly forming a dense canopy and shading out other desirable plants in a garden or woodland.