Herbicide treatment

Herbicide treatment involves the application of powerful herbicide chemicals to the green foliage (leaves) using a backpack or handheld sprayer.  It is suitable for both large and small areas, causing minimal disruption and inconvenience.  The process of herbicide treatment is gradual and can take between 2-5 years to complete (longer for severe infestations).  It is however highly effective and a cost-efficient means to tackle Japanese Knotweed.

Application should be carried out once the plant has fully grown as a greater surface area of leaves will result in larger quantities of herbicide being absorbed.  Once the herbicide is applied to the leaf it is taken down into the rhizomes (roots) where it can begin to destroy the plant.  Tackling the plant at its rhizomes with successive annual treatments weakens the root system, prevents it from spreading naturally and eventually exhausts the plant to complete eradication.

The use of herbicides requires special attention as these can be harmful to humans, animals and the environment if not used correctly.  All our technicians are NPTC qualified and follow a strict safe system of work to ensure any risks are minimised.  We only use herbicides on the MAPP approved list of herbicides and have COSSH assessments for all those used.   A record of each herbicide application along with its effect on the infestation is maintained and issued to the client.  This evidence demonstrates implementation of the management plan and satisfies conditions set by mortgage lenders.

To find out more about our herbicide treatments please call us today.

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Testimonials

“I’d like to recommend Ian for his services on invasive weeds. As a Chartered Surveyor having an expert to turn to for advice and information is crucial. Ian spent time with me and 2 graduates on site to discuss the remediation of knotweed. His knowledge is second to none and the depth of information he provided in his area of expertise is impressive. I would 100% recommend Ian.”

Jonathan Annan MRICS

“These works have created an attractive and tidier looking space which now enhances the 4 star experience of our guests from their arrival and throughout the duration of their stay. It has benefited not only our hotel guests but also our leisure facility members who routinely comment on the improvements that were carried out on the grounds leading to the entrance.
We are grateful to JBB GroundCare Ltd for listening to our needs and delivering on a high standard of finish. The works were carried out on budget and time.”

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort

“JBB GroundCare Ltd assisted us in the design and ideas for our recent garden and decking makeover, the service we received was second to none and the efficiency and cleanliness of all the team was superb. Both areas are looking fantastic and lots of our customers have commented on how great the grounds are looking. I can highly recommend JBB GroundCare Ltd.”

The Coachman Hotel

“JBB GroundCare Ltd have proved to be a reliable and trustworthy contractor. They continually deliver a high standard of service and their client relation skills are excellent with prompt responses to communication. Their initial visit to our Dumbarton site achieved great results and I know I can rely on them to deliver standards that will positively enhance our sites.”

Euro Garages Ltd

“We wanted to improve the appearance of the car park at our Falkirk showroom which was a bit of a jungle and we were unsure what best to do. JBB GroundCare Ltd reacted quickly, first with their quotation and once accepted we had everything in place within 4 weeks. Hassle free and our trust in them designing and implementing the project unsupervised proved well placed.
We now have a professional and tastefully landscaped car park with vibrant and hardy shrubs and plants. JBB GroundCare Ltd continue to provide a monthly maintenance service.”

Archers Sleepcentre

“JBB GroundCare Ltd has been servicing our premises for over several years and since their first visit the grounds have always been kept in immaculate condition. The staff are very friendly and professional at all times. I have peace of mind that whether it is summer or winter the grounds will be safe and well maintained for my staff and clients.”

William Sword Ltd

“Every project they have completed for us has been carried out to the highest standard with their attitude, commitment and willingness to go the extra mile setting them apart from their competitors and making them a pleasure to work with.  I would have no hesitation in recommending JBB GroundCare Ltd and will continue to make the most of their professional services.”

H&J Martin

“I’d like to recommend Ian for his services on invasive weeds. As a Chartered Surveyor having an expert to turn to for advice and information is crucial. Ian spent time with me and 2 graduates on site to discuss the remediation of knotweed. His knowledge is second to none and the depth of information he provided in his area of expertise is impressive. I would 100% recommend Ian.”

Jonathan Annan MRICS