Commercial Weed Control

Weed control is one of the most difficult aspects of grounds maintenance. They can quickly colonise and take over large areas of open ground, making your site look messy and untamed. With this in mind, our team are all fully qualified to safely use pesticides that target and eradicate many weed species. As well as removing common garden weeds, we can also tackle invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, and more. If you have noticed weeds becoming out of control within your business premises, contact our highly-qualified team today to discuss your needs.

Invasive Plant Species

Invasive plant species can become a huge problem for your land. Not only do they take over your beautifully kept grounds, but they can also pose health and safety risks to yourself and your visitors. They can also reduce the value of a property. Japanese Knotweed, for example, originates in Eastern Asia and therefore is not native to the UK. This plant can spread at an alarming rate causing structural damage to buildings and roads. The Himalayan Balsam is similar to Japanese Knotweed in that it can spread very effectively. Also not native to the UK, it can actually out-compete native species. Another invasive weed that we are qualified to eradicate is Giant Hogweed, this plant is particularly hazardous due to its phototoxic sap, which when in contact with the skin reacts with sunlight, causing severe skin burns and blisters. With this being said, call our qualified team today to remove these unruly visitors.

Identification

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

The leaves are pale green and shield shaped with a pink stem.

The plant grows to around 3-4m tall.

It has cream coloured flowers that occur in clusters on long stalks and bloom in late summer.

Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam

The leaves are slender and oval in shape with red teeth at the edge, with a reddish coloured stem.

The plant grows to up to 2-3m tall.

It produces purplish bonnet shaped flowers, these are then followed by seed pods that open explosively.

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed

This plant is very similar to cow parsley, however, it is much larger. It has a thick bristly stem that is often blotched with purple.

This plant can reach a height of 3.5m.

The flowers are white in flat top clusters that can be as big as 2ft across.

Legislation

All invasive plant species are covered within the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, schedule 9, section 14. Where it is an offence to deliberately cause the plant to grow in the wild. When removing this plant the Environmental Protection Act, Duty of Care 1991, classifies this as controlled waste.

Contact Bay Landscapes Ltd

No matter the size of your grounds or your weed problem, we will be able to assist you. Just give us a call today.

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