August Knotweed Blog

August Blog 2017

We are mid-way through the season now & we are just about taking a breath. Due to our recent successes we have been fortunate enough to add to our growing team and are happy to say they are coming along fantastically.

Ongoing investment through training to national and international standards is a priority for our business and we are looking forward to our workforce adding to their growing list of competencies & qualifications.

At this time of year there is also an upsurge of media and news articles relating to Invasive species, with Japanese Knotweed & Giant Hogweed garnering the majority of coverage. A recent case in the national press recently related to an incident in North London where a government employee was filmed dumping Japanese Knotweed into a local watercourse.

As it stands a person or organisation causing the spread of Japanese Knotweed can be liable for a hefty fine for breaching such rules. As a result of this the agency in question, In this case the Environment Agency, could be liable. The funny thing about this is Environment agency were responsible for the publication of the first Codes of practice!

The full article can be found below:

Herbicidal Treatment

Garden Landscaping

At Invasive Weed Management as well as large scale landscaping we offer small scale landscaping for Gardens, allotments etc

Why Use Invasive Weed Management

We have over 10 years’ landscaping experience designing outdoor spaces to a high professional standard.

What is Landscaping

Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including:

  • living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly known to as gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beautiful environment within the landscape.
  • natural elements such as landforms, terrain shape and elevation, or bodies of water;
  • human elements such as structures, buildings, fences or other material objects created and/or installed by humans; and
  • abstract elements such as the weather and lighting conditions.


Invasive Weed Management Insurance Backed Warranty

We have managed to secure an Insurance Backed Warranty for our services.

What this means for you


This basically means that if you have Knotweed growing on your property that Invasive Weed Management (IWM) will treat it and then issue a warranty so you can sell your property without worrying about the banks declining your buyers Mortgage.

Mortgage Refusal


A large number of mortgage lenders such as Barclays, NatWest & HSBC will refuse you a mortgage if Japanese Knotweed is on or within 7 meters of your property! IWM can ease your worries with our guaranteed Invasive Weed eradication service.

Invasive Weed Management 3 Year Control and management System

Invasive Weed Managements’s 3 year invasive weed control and management system can treat and eradicate Giant hogweed.

Invasive Weed Management

Our fully qualified technicians will conduct a site survey and develop a bespoke treatment
programme to ensure customer satisfaction.
IWM are also qualified to treat and destroy other invasive plant life such as Himalayan Balsam and Ragwort. Please ask us for details and to arrange a site survey.