• Weed Control

  • We provide weed control services to both residential and commercial clients, from ornimental to amenity grass areas, to hardstanding and gravel areas, all treatments are undertaken by NPTC qualified applicators.

    • Hard, soft and gravel stoned areas
    • Selective weed control – broadleaf weed in grass areas

    Japanese Knotweed is easily Britain’s most invasive plant, spreading relentlessly and destroying ecosystems by catastrophically overwhelming other plants. But it can also damage roads and buildings by growing through tarmac, concrete, walls and floors.

    The main reason Japanese Knotweed is so difficult to eradicate is because its roots can stretch over 7 meters from the parent plant and grow to a depth of 3 meters. And, because a new plant can grow from just a fragment of root, the effective management of it must be put in the hands of experts - like us.

    The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 provides the primary controls on the release of non-native species into the wild in Great Britain. It is an offence under section 14(2) of the Act to ‘plant or otherwise cause to grow in the wild’ any plant listed in Schedule 9, Part II. This includes Japanese Knotweed.

    Because there is no easy way to get rid of these plants, it is important to instigate a management plan for control and disposal. This is where Apex Grounds Maintenance can help.

    We are highly experienced in dealing with invasive plant species and work regularly with major clients in the construction, highways and civil sectors. We also work closely with local authorities and organisations, right from the commissioning of a site, through to project completion. We also carry out ongoing land management to ensure if there any sign of Japanese Knotweed returning, the growth is spotted and dealt with effectively.

    Apex Grounds Maintenance is experienced in controlling and managing other invasive plants such as:
     

    • Giant Hogweed
    • Himalayan Balsam
    • Ragwort