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We hope everyone has had a positive start to 2022. So far, the winter has been particularly mild. Some might say it's man-made climate change that has kept the temperatures high but who knows for sure? Nevertheless, the mild conditions have meant that many plants, particularly weeds, have been growing as you might expect them to grow in spring.
Those unwanted asparagus-like Japanese knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) shoots could appear much sooner than expected unless there's a drop in temperatures and a hard frost. Usually, the UK’s cold winter weather keeps new growth at bay for a few months of the year but throughout the month of January we have found buds present on Japanese knotweed rhizomes. This suggests that new shoots might emerge within the coming weeks.
The New Year's a time for a fresh start and if you've planned a to sell your house, add an extension, or begin a landscaping project, now's also the time to arrange an eradication strategy for Japanese knotweed affecting your property. By ensuring that the Japanese knotweed is correctly managed, it'll help keep the timescales and costs to a minimum.
For further assistance with Japanese knotweed from Scotland’s leading Japanese knotweed consultants and contractors, call IWA on 01383 324 335, or message us here.
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