Grounds Maintenance and Weed Control

Commercial Grounds Maintenance, Weed Control and Garden Landscaping

Invasive Weed Control

Non-native invasive weeds are becoming an increasing problem in the UK. At Bay Landscapes in Swansea we provide a comprehensive control and eradication service. Whether for your commercial property or your home, we employ physical and chemical methods to address your problem. We will arrange regular visits to your property to ensure that the problem is managed ongoing.

The company is fully qualified in the identification of invasive weeds and the physical and chemical treatments employed to eradicate them. We hold NPTC qualifications levels: PA1; PA2 and PA6.

Whether you are having problems securing a mortgage becasue of Japanese Knotweed, or you are worried about skin burns from Hogweed, we can solve your problem.

What to look out for

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia Japonica var. japonica)

It is very fast growing and spreads through vegetative means (Rhizomes and contaminated soil movement). As little as  0.7 grams of the rhizome is enough to establish a new plant, which equates to a piece about the size of your fingernail.

It also spreads through water courses, where rhizomes will float down stream and come to rest on river banks and grow. It damages buildings, roads and walls.

During the last few years, it has become increasingly common for banks and other mortgage lenders to refuse to lend money against a property which has Japanese knotweed growing; also sometimes in adjacent properties. This can sometimes be overcome once an eradication strategy has been implemented and with a confirmation letter and treatment plan Read more...

Giant Hogweed

Sometimes also known as Giant Cow Parsley.

The sap of Giant Hogweed is phototoxic and is be very dangerous and causes severe skin burns which can reoccur over several years when the skins is exposed to sunshine and ultra violet rays. It can lead to blindness if contact with the eyes occurs. Read  more...

Himalayan Balsam

(Impatiens glandulifera)

Very easily spread along water courses due to its exploding seed pods. Himalayan Balsam, due to its size and density of plants growing in any given area will out compete and displace native vegetation, reducing biodiversity. Its flowers have the greatest nectar content of any plant in Europe, therefore attracting pollinators that would normally pollinate native species; again reducing species diversity. Read more...

Terrestrial Weeds

Cotoneaster (various species), Rhododendron, Cherry Laurel, Japanese Rose, Giant Rhubarb (Gunnera), Virginia Creeper, Montbretia, Yellow Azelea, Sea Buckthorn, Buddleia.

Aquatic

Canadian Waterweed, Australian Swamp Stonecrop, Parrot’s Feather, Nuttall’s Waterweed, Floating Hyacinth, Water Lettuce, Water Primrose, Fanwort/Carolina water shield, Water Fern.

No matter how big your weed problem, we can help. Contact us on 01792 851596 or email info@baylandscapesltd.co.uk to arrange an appontment.