Weeds can cause all sorts of problems. In some situations weeds are unsightly, in others they can quickly create unwanted habitats, create risks to health and safety and reduce accessibility. A number of weeds pose more serious hazards.
Our highly qualified and experienced staff specialise in controlling all weeds including spraying in the amenity sector and dealing with problem weeds such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Ragwort.
Here’s some useful information on common problem weeds:
Japanese Knotweed is the UK’s most invasive and problematic weed. It’s able to force its way through hard surfaces like tarmac and concrete causing significant issues in the built environment and for development sites. We have a number of solutions to eradicate Japanese Knotweed infestations.
Giant Hogweed is a very invasive and harmful non native plant. Its needles release a chemical that photosensitise our skin causing blistering in sunlight, a condition which can last in the victim for many years. We offer extremely effective treatments to ensure eradication of Giant Hogweed infestations in just one season.
Ragwort is poisonous to many grazing animals, in particular, horses. It contains toxins which can have deliberating or fatal consequences Ingestion of Common Ragwort causes serious liver damage which can be tragic for both animals and owners. We have a number of treatments available to deal with Ragwort dependent on the stage of growth plants are at.
Aquatic weeds such as Pennywort can cover entire waterways causing a serious risk of drowning to both animals and humans. Aquatic weeds can also have a devastating effect on biodiversity.
Bracken and Brambles
When managed effectively bracken offers significant biodiversity benefits. For example, it often harbors native bluebells. However, when allowed bracken can dominate ground cover, blocking light out from other plants.