Japanese knotweed is a highly invasive plant that is very difficult to get rid of. If you cut it down it keeps coming back and it will gradually take over your entire yard. Read on to learn more about Japanese knotweed removal and tip by JKSL Japanese Knotweed Removal to get rid of it in your yard for good.
Having an invasive plant taking over your yard is the last thing you need if you are trying to plant your garden. Japanese knotweed will overpower your yard and leave you with nothing but knotweed. If you put a lot of time into your garden, this can be very frustrating. When your garden and lawn are your pride and joy, you don’t want anything that is going to destroy it.
When knotweed starts sprouting up in your lawn and killing your herbs, you have to start taking action to get rid of it. Knotweed spreads quickly and it crowds out your other plants. The roots grow deep and they travel across your yard so when you cut down the knotweed, it just springs up in another part of your yard. It is like a zombie weed that won’t die no matter what you do.
You have to do a lot more than just cut it back. You need to employ a few different techniques to get rid of them. The first thing you have to do is smother them. You can retard the growth of the knotweed in early spring with the tarps. Make sure to walk over the tarps to tamp down any growth. You need to weight them down well and make sure that no sun can get through.
You can actually put container gardens or raised beds directly on top of the tarps.
Another method that works is using weed killer. Glyphosate weed killers work best and you can use a sprayer to spray the weed killer directly onto the weeds. Spray in early fall or late summer. The third method you want to use is just cutting and digging the knotweed out of the ground. This will help slow the growth of the knotweed but it won’t get rid of it entirely. You can also apply weed killer to the stumps to make the digging more effective.
You will also want to dig up the roots because if you leave the roots alive the knotweed is just going to come back. It is a lot of work trying to remove Japanese knotweed. Get as much of the root as possible because if you even leave a small piece of root alive the knotweed is going to eventually come back. It can take a few years to get rid of the knotweed so you have to be patient.
Japanese knotweed removal is hard work, so you might want to consider hiring a professional service like JKSL Japanese Knotweed Removal to remove the knotweed for you. If you don’t have the time to devote to killing the knotweed, then let the professionals remove it for you.