It can seem that there is nothing you can do against the Japanese Knotweed and the damage that it can do to your garden and all of the land surrounding you home. Many farmers and individuals who work hard on their gardens have lost time, money, and entire growing seasons to this weed. However, many people are reluctant to call in professional to remove the weed as well, assuming that they will not be able to do anything to curb the spread. However, there are a number of different ways that professionals ensure their Japanese Knotweed removal is going to be successful.
The first way that they do this is to not leave behind any of the plant matter that they are working with. Even the stems and leaves can spread new plants, making it important for them to take everything that they come into contact with. This can seem like an overly complicated process, but it is one that will ensure the plants do not come back after the removal has been completed. This does take a bit of time, but it is usually done in an expedient manner and many companies have gotten good at being able to quarantine the bits of the plant as they go along.
Next, they make sure that they are getting all of the roots that are being put out by the plant. This may mean that they are digging as deep as seven meters, but it is extremely important that they are able to trace the roots completely. This is an extremely delicate process that may take a number of different workers, but that will often yield a remarkably intact root system when they are completed. This ensures that the plant is not able to grow back from any roots that have broken off below the soil.
Third, they make sure that they treat anything that the plant has come into contact with, ensuring that it will not find an environment that is suitable for growth. This ensures that even if some spores did happen to escape, they will not be able to grow, rendering the soil in the area safe for planting and use in the future.
Fourth, in areas where there is a particularly bad infestation, they may actually remove some of the soil. This will usually be done in just a small area, but it can ensure that there is nothing left behind to cause further issues. Usually this will discussed with the owner of the land ahead of time, ensuring that it is approved by all parties involved.
These four steps are most of what stands between individuals who are trying to perform Japanese Knotweed removal and professionals who are able to guarantee their work and ensure that there are no problems in the future. Most of it boils down to patience and knowledge, but it is still important to understand that these steps must be undertaken to ensure that the weed is not going to spread.