After a number of high-profile incidents involving injuries caused by Giant Hogweed at the start of the summer holiday, we’re here to set your mind at rest with a simple and cost effective solution for how you can treat it.
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a garden weed that is a real thug. It needs to be controlled before it spreads and becomes a severe problem. Its root system is so strong that it can cause severe damage to paths, drives and even house foundations.
As a general rule of thumb, when the soil is warm enough to be growing weeds then it’s time to sow all manner of vegetables outside, and the weeds are definitely starting to grow in my garden, so these need to be tackled first.
To keep weeds at bay for longer, you need more than muscle power. You need to be using the right weedkiller. However, choosing the best one for different types of weeds in all the different areas of your garden can be very confusing.
Weedkillers are chemicals specifically designed to control common garden weeds. They are manufactured according to very strict rules and regulations, and each will differ depending on their purpose and the weed they are intended to control.
Chemical weedkillers take the backache and hard work out of weeding. They are also a very efficient way of getting rid of weeds - especially otherwise difficult to control, deep-rooted perennial weeds.
Crunchy gravel drives and paths may sound good, but weeds can be a year-round problem. Even between paving slabs, perennial weeds and grasses can soon become a nuisance growing in the soil and sand below your path.