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Knotweed Eradication: On A War-Footing

With the spread of the “killer bamboo” or Japanese Knotweed in many parts of the UK and North America, steps are being undertaken on a war-footing to eradicate and control the spread before this weed causes irreversible damage to property and danger to life and limb, chokes out other species of plants and contaminates and clogs water-ways, drainage and sewerage systems in our urban centers. Dispersion, knowingly or unknowingly, of this plant, which was once considered a pretty, ornamental species, is now liable for prosecution under criminal and civil law. Knotweed infestation has enormous implications for the construction…

Knotweed Removal: Challenges and Hazards

With Knotweed dispersion being considered illegal and liable for prosecution under both criminal and civil laws, the proper eradication and control of this invasive bio-pest has become top priority for property owners, sellers, buyers, the realty industry, ecologists, environmentalists, city councils and the building industry. Some of the challenges in eradication/control of Japanese Knotweed are: Working with a strategy: Doing a proper survey before starting out is a good place to begin. A professional surveyor can give you proper advice about the extent of infestation not only in your own property, but also in the neighboring areas…

Knotweed Control: Getting The Best Help

Handling this new and insidious invasion of Japanese Knotweed has become a matter of concern across the British countryside and urban centers and suburbs. This fast-growing, hardy weed which was once cultivated by Victorians as an ornamental plant in the 19th century has mutated into a scourge that attacks old and new buildings from the foundations, waterways, drainage systems, motorways, roads, and airport tarmac.

Japanese Knotweed: Legal and Personal Liabilities

Two hundred years ago, when the Victorians imported a pretty, green leafy ornamental plant from Japan called Fallopia japonica, or Knotweed, little did they foresee that it would transform itself into a raging pest, causing millions of pounds of damage to public and private property and imposing huge liabilities on property owners, both personal and legal. Some of the legal pitfalls of allowing Knotweed to thrive in your property can be: Criminal sanctions under the 1990 Environment Protection Act if you don’t dispose of stem cuttings, leaf compost or rhizome-infested soil, in the prescribed manner. Criminal liabilities…

Knotweed: Why It’s Such a Dangerous Pest

Japanese Knotweed is considered today as one of the biggest threats to property and the safety of buildings, roads, bridges, pipelines and other structures. The tough, resilient roots can penetrate rock, soil, concrete, building foundations, tarmac and drainage/sewerage systems, causing structural damage that weakens them which ultimately leads to their collapse.

Knotweed: Facts and Features

Who’d have thought that an attractive, ornamental plant introduced in the UK by the Victorians in the 19th century would morph into a dangerous pest, posing risk to buildings, devaluation of property and destruction of native plant species in the UK? Japanese Knotweed is known by several names. Scientifically, its label is Fallopia japonica and its locally known as donkey rhubarb, Japanese bamboo, monkey fungus or fleece-flower.

Gardening: Compost Don’ts

More and more gardeners are making their own earth-friendly fertilizer and soil additive. Yet not all organic items are good for your compost heap or garden. Here are thirteen organic items that should not be added to your pile.

Your Garden’s Color Chart

The color wheel in grade school was not only pretty, but also a great tool in creating cohesive art projects. This diagram is also a great tool when picking out landscape supply options for your garden.

Grounds Maintenance: Proper Lawn Care for a Lush Green Lawn

Some important things keep in mind while hire a professional grounds maintenance service providers. They are properly taken care of your lush green lawn & they know the lawn requirement based on location.

Benefits to Drip Irrigation

Drip or trickle irrigation is one way of watering the plants, crops and trees by means of reduced usage of water and fertilizers. Through this irrigating method, water directly targets the roots of the plants.

Making A Victory Garden For Survival

A guide to making a victory garden. Growing your own food for tough times.

How to Prune Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes

Learn how to prune determinate and indeterminate tomatoes. If you are wondering what the difference between indeterminate and determinate tomatoes is, this is the place for you.

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