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Japanese Knotweed Removal Edinburgh

Have you ever wondered what that tall bamboo-like plant is growing in or near to your garden?  You probably don’t recall planting it nor have seen it in any garden centres. But there it is, every year, growing back and often overshadowing other plants. You may marvel at its grandeur and the pretty white flowers which bloom late summer, or you may think it’s an ugly pest and try the odd zap with a weedkiller, after all, beauty is only in the eye of the beholder.

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Regardless of your preference for the plant, it’s extremely important to be aware and consider that it could be invasive Japanese Knotweed. Recent studies have shown that Edinburgh, in particular, is a hotspot for this problematic plant. The map below shows a distribution of spread for Japanese Knotweed across Edinburgh (Ref: NBN Atlas, Map data).  Whether you live in Leith, Mid Lothian, West Calder, Dalkeith or anywhere in between you can be sure Japanese Knotweed is close by.

Japanese Knotweed Removal in Edinburgh | JBB Knotweed Solutions
Japanese Knotweed Removal in Edinburgh

Japanese Knotweed information for homeowners

Edinburgh’s property market is very lucrative for both homeowners and investors with house prices averaging 53% higher than the rest of Scotland.  Avoiding factors that could negatively impact the value of your property is a must and Japanese Knotweed should definitely be on your list!

Japanese Knotweed has a well-known bad reputation of posing risk to the structural integrity of buildings with its tough root system having the ability to exploit weaknesses and cracks.  The period age of many properties in Edinburgh could mean they are more likely to be vulnerable to the exploits of Japanese Knotweed.  In addition to these problems, the presence of Japanese Knotweed will likely impact mortgage lending and cause development delays with associated increased costs.

Japanese Knotweed removal in Edinburgh

Having a survey carried out by one of our Japanese Knotweed specialists is a quick and inexpensive means to determine if your property is at risk.  It will give you the peace of mind that your property is free from risk or if Japanese Knotweed is identified you will be reassured that the infestation can now be managed appropriately mitigating future damage and potential soaring costs if it had been left undetected.

Typically a survey will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete and you will receive a written survey report detailing the findings within the same or next working day.  Based on the outcome of the survey our surveyors will discuss options for any Japanese Knotweed removal if required.

As accredited members of the Property Care Association, we provide best-practice, end-to-end solutions for the identification and management of Japanese Knotweed throughout Edinburgh.

Why not speak to one of our experienced surveyors in Edinburgh today and get started in protecting your property from the dangers of Japanese Knotweed

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We can tell you if you definitely have Japanese Knotweed on your property and recommend the best course of action.