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Why Would Japanese Knotweed Grow Back Following Treatment?

Can japanese knotweed come back? Japanese knotweed can still come back when professional treatment plans have not completed their cycle or have been carried out hastily. If you were to disturb it by digging, planting, building a house or any other means – it can grow back without warning.

There are a few reasons why Japanese knotweed would grow back after treatment. There are also things you can do to stop it.

Low-Cost Alternatives

If you or your gardener buy Roundup weed killer and use it just once, you may be able to stop some of the knotweeds from growing at first, but it will come back with a vengeance next spring.

Doing it yourself and keeping your costs down may work in the short term, but you are guaranteed to see it sprout again and cause more problems in the long term. If you are trying to sell your house, you will not have a Japanese knotweed management plan which will cause problems with the mortgage lender. It is more advantageous to hiring Japanese Knotweed removal Manchester.

Cutting Stems Down

If you have attempted eliminating knotweed by cutting it off at the roots, this will not prevent the weed from spreading.

Knotweed spreads from a root system that is highly tenacious and will develop further even without a plant above land. Knotweed roots can grow through buildings, roads and pedestrian walkways due to their incredible strength, resourcefulness and power. Anything with that much resolve will not die simply because you trim it back.

Incorrect Disposal

Japanese knotweed is a listed plant considered a controlled waste under the 1990 Environmental Protection Act. The only parties legally allowed to dispose of this invasive pest are licensed waste carriers who know how to dispose of it correctly.

Japanese knotweed that is illegally removed and disposed of can only lead to further spreading, as well as not disposing of all of the offshoots in your garden that will grow individually, creating even more infestation.

Can Knotweed Become Dormant?

By overdosing on glyphosate or applying residual herbicides, Japanese knotweed could potentially be put into a dormant state to stunt growth.

Unfortunately, these techniques may have a negative environmental impact and only halt the problematic plant growth for a small period. Whilst the top plant begins to die, the underground rhizome will recover from the chemicals and resume its usual growth pattern.

Your best option is to call on a reputable professional in Japanese Knotweed removal Cheshire to provide full expertise in handling the weed menace properly.

Contact the team at Solutions for Japanese Knotweed today – the go to Japanese Knotweed removal company!