Autumn - Japanese Knotweed

How to identify Japanese Knotweed: through the seasons

Japanese Knotweed is becoming more and more well-known among local authorities and homeowners. It’s invasive nature means that Japanese Knotweed can be difficult to eradicate, and can cause damage to roads, walls and mortgages. The ‘possession’ of Japanese Knotweed is a very serious matter for a home owner.

If you are looking to sell up your home and have Japanese Knotweed on your property, you will find it difficult to sell as mortgage providers will turn down anyone who attempts to buy your house. Also, if you allow Knotweed to grow into a neighbouring garden (whether you are aware that it is there or not)  you could be found with a community notice or an ASBO.

However if you don’t know what Japanese Knotweed looks like, you may never know that it’s growing on your land. Below we’ve created a quick guide that will help you to spot Japanese Knotweed throughout the seasons, so that you don’t get caught out:

How to identify Japanese Knotweed - the seasons

If you have Japanese Knotweed on your land, your best bet to eradicate it is to hire a professional. Cutting away at the plant/attempts to dig it up will not eridicate it and could spread rhizomes; which would lead to more plants.

Sussex Knotweed specialise in removal of Japanese Knotweed through a number of different methods that suit the severity of the plant. To find out more about how we can help you to eradicate your Japanese Knotweed problem, please look to our services page here.

Posted in Japanese Knotweed, Law, Weed Control Advice.

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