Our Process

How do I get rid of Japanese Knotweed?

No two cases of Japanese Knotweed are ever the same, so with Japanse Knotweed Treatment what is actually involved? So it is essential that the treatment approach is made specific to ensure successful eradication.  The first step is to identify the presence of Japanese Knotweed.  The plant has key characteristics at each stage of its growth cycle which our surveyors are specifically trained to recognise.  Once confirmed our Japanese Knotweed specialists will conduct a comprehensive survey and assess important factors including the level of infestation, site access, proximity to structures and boundary lines, environmental implications and potential costs.  Our surveys include:

  • Accurate on-site identification
  • Record of infestation and an assessment of the level of risk for spreading
  • Visual evidence of infestation (photographic)
  • Mapped location of Japanese Knotweed
  • Detail of legal responsibility as the landowner
  • Advice on suitable treatment options

The findings of our survey are used to prepare an appropriate management plan which will see the eradication of Japanese Knotweed from the site.  Management plans will include a full description of the methods to be used to control the Japanese Knotweed and a treatment schedule which will be updated as treatments are completed.

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Most lenders and insurance providers require a management plan to be in place before they will make any offers.  The sooner that Japanese Knotweed is detected and treatment started the better for all landowners.

Removing Japanese Knotweed is not as simple as digging it out and putting it in the bin.  It is classified as ‘controlled waste’ therefore its removal and disposal should be managed by a licensed contractor only.  Japanese Knotweed Treatment options will depend on what the land is to be used for, timescales, cost and environmental implications.  Herbicide treatment options are generally suitable for homeowners who can allow for longer treatment times (usually 2-5 years) and are a cost-effective method.  Excavation provides a much faster eradication (completed within weeks) and is often necessary on construction and development sites.  We have the experience, qualifications, and licenses necessary to provide these services across the UK.

Following completion of the treatment phase, we then provide ongoing monitoring for up to 2 years to ensure the affected areas are clear from rhizomes (roots).  Bespoke aftercare plans can be discussed and arranged when developing the management plan.

Let the experts at JBB Knotweed Solutions advise on the best management plan for you and carry it out with the care and professionalism we are known for.

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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