Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) is an invasive plant in Massachusetts that is so difficult to eradicate that it actually has the potential to influence the value of your home. This invasive perennial plant will grow in lawns, moist areas on your property, and wetlands. If you see this invasive species on your property it is imperative to quickly incorporate proper Japanese Knotweed removal practices before the situation becomes out of control.
At Lynch Landscape and Tree Service, we use a multi-faceted approach for Japanese Knotweed removal. Our approach utilizes cutting, herbicide applications, digging out the roots, and monitoring properties for signs of the plant.
This is an invasive plant that homeowners should get professional help to control:
“Japanese knotweed, which can grow eight inches a day, spread up to 40 feet underground, and regrow from root fragments just a half-inch long, is such a menace that, in Britain, it can be hard to sell or even secure a mortgage for a property where the plant is present. Researchers found that a Japanese knotweed infestation there could knock up to 10 percent off a home’s value.” (Boston.com)
If you have tried to get rid of Japanese Knotweed, you have already seen firsthand that it is one of the most tenacious, invasive weeds in the world. There are few things that can stop Japanese Knotweed, even when it is in its early stages, and once it is established, it is difficult to get rid of.
If you have a Japanese Knotweed problem and are interested in professional Japanese Knotweed removal services, do not hesitate to call or fill out our contact form to start the process of protecting your home from this invasive plant.