What You Need to Know About Japanese Knotweed
- Date of publication: 25 March 2022
- Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-84531-168-7
- Pages: 68 pages - Perfect-bound paper pocketbook
- Images: 33 colour, 2 black & white
- Dimensions: 193 x 110 mm
- Weight: 72 grammes
This handy pocketbook separates fact from fiction about Japanese knotweed. If you have the plant in your garden, or your neighbour has, this book will advise what to do. Look inside for the answers to:
- Why is knotweed such a menace?
- Will Japanese knotweed prevent me from selling my property?
- Dare I buy a property with knotweed growing on it?
- What shouldn’t I do to Japanese knotweed?
- Will this weed reduce a house to rubble?
- Can I ignore it when building on to the house?
- What options are available for controlling knotweed?
- Can I identify it?
- How does it spread?
- What are my legal responsibilities regarding knotweed?
- Where can I find impartial advice?
Introduction – Public attitudes; Recognise your plant - How does it reproduce? How has it become so widespread? Different forms of knotweed and other similar plants; Dealing with knotweed on properties - Basic do’s and don’ts, What should you do if knotweed is growing in your garden? What legal recourse do you have if it spreads onto your land? Buying property with knotweed growing on it, Mortgage lenders and the property market; Why is Japanese knotweed a cause for concern? – Environmental impact, Structural damage, Is Japanese knotweed a health risk? Methods of treatment: what the professionals can do for you – Control or eradication, Control by herbicide: Glyphosate, Dormancy, ‘Bonsai’ regrowth – Excavation, Removal, Root barriers; Alternative methodologies - Hand-pulling, Cutting, Mowing, Covering, Burning; The consequences of knotweed disturbance, Insurance-backed guarantees, Insurance cover, Contractors’ obligations, Reinfestation; Finding impartial advice, Trade bodies and other organisations; Glossary; Useful information.
House buyers, house sellers, gardeners and park keepers, property agents and professional advisors, mortgage companies, invasive weed contractors.
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