Other Invasive Weeds

JBB Japanese Knotweed Solutions are one of the UK’s leading contractors and advisors in the control, treatment and removal of most Invasive Weeds.

Some of the invasive weeds, other than Japanese Knotweed, that we treat are:

Dangers of Giant Hogweed

The invasive plant Giant Hogweed (Heracleum Mantegazzianum) contains harmful sap. The sap of Giant Hogweed can cause severe purple blotching, burns and scalds.

At up to 20ft tall with large sized leaves, the Giant Hogweed is a remarkable plant that was at one time in the past planted in gardens all over the UK.  Nevertheless, it is very intrusive and has spread throughout the whole of Great Britain, mostly preferring river banks and other places such as parks and wasteland.

The sap of the Giant Hogweed contains a very toxic chemical known as furanocoumarins.  When these come into contact with the skin in sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis: blotching of the skin, usually followed by serious burns and blistering.  The burns can last for many months and even when they have calmed down the skin can remain sensitive to light for years.

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Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan balsam (Impatiens Glandulifera) reaches well over head height and is a major weed problem, particularly on riverbanks and waste land, but can also intrude into gardens. It grows very quickly and spreads fast, suffocating other greenery as it goes.

What is Himalayan Balsam?

Not a native plant in the UK, Himalayan Balsam was introduced to Britain in 1839, Himalayan balsam is now a naturalised plant. It is found particularly on riverbanks and in waste areas where it has become a problem weed.

Himalayan balsam can take low light levels and it also creates shade over other plants, so it slowly impoverishes areas by killing off other vegetation. It is sometimes seen in gardens but care must be taken to make sure that it doesn’t get out into the wild.

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Horsetail

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), sometimes called mare’s tail, is an intrusive, deep-rooted perennial weed that can spread very quickly to form a thick carpet of foliage, overcrowding less vigorous plants in borders.

What is Horsetail?

Horsetail is an intrusive weed with quick-growing rhizomes that quickly send dense stands of foliage.

Horsetail is simply identified with its upright, fir tree-like shoots that appear in summer

In spring, brown stems, 20-50cm tall, appear with a cone-like spore-producing structure at the end of their stems.

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Horsetail weed

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“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

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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

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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