Japanese Knotweed Management Company, Coleraine

Japanese Knotweed Management Company Contact Details

Jim Black
028 7032 1319
07921 073808
5 Cam Road
County Londonderry
BT51 4PX

About Japanese Knotweed Management Company

Japanese Knotweed Management Company – Northern Ireland

Impeded by weeds? Tried everything to eradicate them, and still they come back for more? You need the Knotweed Management Company! Established in 2014 and based in Coleraine, the Knotweed Management Company provides proven solutions to remove and treat the triple threat of Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, and Giant Hogweed.

Why you need to control your weeds?

  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Japanese Knotweed is a quick spreading weed that has invaded gardens, grounds and buildings across the country. Originating in the Land of the Rising Sun, it is a determined, dogged, and potentially devastating enemy.
    Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonic) is the single most common invasive weed species to be found in Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland and across mainland UK.

    In the land of its origin, Japan (also China, Korea, and Taiwan), native predators provided an effective buffer to the plant’s spread. Sadly, that is not the case in the UK, ROI and Europe. Japanese Knotweed presents a very clear threat to our gardens, buildings, the countryside, and wildlife, with effective identification by the Japanese Knotweed Company your first step towards a successful long-term solution to the problem. We specialise in the removal Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plants throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

    What is Japanese Knotweed and why is it such a threat in Northern Ireland?
    Japanese Knotweed likes nothing better than to invade grounds, gardens, buildings, and roads. Quick spreading and infinitely more stubborn than the proverbial ‘mule’, it has been become the scourge of gardeners and homeowners across the country. Virtually impossible to budge by conventional means, Japanese Knotweed returns again and again, despite best efforts at its eradication. It’s the weed’s ability to spread and regenerate that causes sleepless nights amongst authorities and private individuals charged with dealing with the problem. Early identification and swift action is required to effectively slow, stop, and permanently remove this most intrusive of weeds.

  • Himalyan Balsam
  • Don’t be mistaken by the pretty pink flowers, Himalayan Balsam is a major league weed. Britain’s largest annual plant, it can grow up to 3-metres from seed in just a single season and suffocates any vegetation in its path.
    If there was a Most Wanted list for plants (or maybe that should be most un-wanted) then Himalayan Balsam would surely be in the top 10. Native to the western reaches of the Himalayas, it was, as with almost all invasive species, originally brought here as a humble garden plant.

    Active from spring to autumn, the optimum time to treat Himalayan Balsam is early summer before the plant can seed. Growing in thick ‘stands’ that over-shadow native plants and grasses, it produces a high level of nectar, making it an attractive proposition for bees. This leads to less pollination of native species, and a rapid annexation of the area by Himalayan Balsam. From October, the Himalayan Balsam’s presence reduces, leaving soil exposed to erosion in the absence of the native species.

  • Giant Hogweed
  • The sap from a Giant Hogweed contains toxic chemicals that can cause painful blisters on the human skin. To be found in every corner of the UK & Ireland, Giant Hogweed is aptly named as it can grow in excess of 5-metres in height.
    More than 16-feet tall when in flower (hence the ‘Giant’ moniker) it colonises wasteland and river banks, produces between 30,000 and 50,000 viable seeds per annum, and can cause painful rashes and other skin complaints.

Arrange A Site Visit
Our aim at Japanese Knotweed Management is to ensure the effective and permanent removal of invasive species. The first step towards that goal is a survey to identify and assess the problem. We will then present you with our findings, show you how to tackle Japanese Knotweed, and give you the opportunity to make an informed decision on whether to proceed.

Japanese Knotweed Management is authorized by the Property Care Association as a Qualified Technician and Surveyor in Japanese Knotweed.

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