Despite what you might imagine,controlling weeds is not just about that all important first impression - although weeds around your premises will certinly not portray your business as successful and dynamic!
Of course weeds are unsightly but,more seriously, they can present a considerable trip hazard and may contribute to health problems in your place of work.
Some Perennial weeds will put down deep tap roots and any small piece which remains in the ground will lead to new growth.Others spread rapidly though creeping rhizomes that spring from the tiniest fragment these include couch grass,bindweed,ground elder,nettles,rosebay,willow herb,braken and Japenese Knotweed.
The most invasive of these is Japenese Knotweed which can grow up to 10cm a day and is capable of exposing weaknesses in buildings,foundations,concrete and tarmac.Because of this you could be subject to third party litigation where damages may be sought for allowing Japenese Knotweed to spread onto other properties and Planning Permission can be refused without an eradication programme in place for the infestation.
For all these reasons any parts of this plant and all soil contaminated with the rhizome are classified as controlled waste and there are clear quidelines around its legal disposal.Not only are we well versed in this but our operatives carry NPTC certificates in competence in the safe use of pesticides.
For further information on Invasive Weeds such as Japenese Knotweed, please see our Invasive Weed Page.
T & M Landscapes Limited is a licensed waste carrier.