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Beat those weeds safely

Weeds can cause real headaches, and in some cases rashes!  Often highly invasive and aggressive weeds such as Japanese knotweed need specialist knowledge from qualified contractors to control them.  We use the safest solutions to tackle your weed problems.

Why do we need weed spraying and weed killing programmes?

Safety - weed growth can:-

bulletDisrupt pathways often causing slip and trip injuries
bulletMoss and algae weeds make paths slippery
bulletRaise and break up tarmac, concrete and paved areas
bulletCause obstructions and decreased visibility in tall weeds
bulletClog surface drains
bulletCreate fire hazard
bulletHarbour pests including rats and mice

Efficiency - herbicides improve efficiency by:-

bulletGiving far greater coverage/day than by mechanical means
bulletGive longer lasting control
bulletReduces the need to reinstate broken tarmac
bulletReduces the need for maintenance work
bulletAvoiding strimmer and mower damage to trees and shrubs
bulletEliminating risk of injury from use of strimmers

Aesthetic Value - the use of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides will:-

bulletEradicate weed growth and improve the appearance of ornamental areas
bulletPrevent worm casts and other disruption to playing surfaces
bulletControl damaging pests and diseases which ruin turf
bulletClear weeds that trap silt and rubbish
bulletImprove the appearance of unkempt areas, discouraging litter etc.
bulletImprove the growth of plants and trees by competition

To satisfy legal requirements

The Noxious Weeds Act (1959) requires land owners to eliminate scheduled weeds such as docks, ragwort and various thistles to prevent their seeds contaminating neighbouring land.

The Wildlife and Countryside Act(1981) specifies  the control of certain plants such as Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed.

The Ragwort Control Act (2004) applies to England and Wales.   The new Ragwort Control Act amends the Weeds Act 1959 and provides specifically for more effective management of ragwort, a poisonous weed which is responsible every year for the deaths and illness of many horses and other livestock. 

We are able to control this weed cost effectively by weedkilling at all stages of growth, throughout the autumn and winter months with an environmentally friendly Citronella product.

Japanese Knotweed Treatment and Removal Specialists in Bolton, Bury and Rossendale, Lancashire

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Safety Comparision

In addition to following health and safety guidelines comparing the chemicals used for weed control is one way of alleviating fears as to their safety.  Compared with Gylphosate (the most widely used chemical):-

bulletCoffee is around 30 times more toxic
bulletParacetamol is 22 times more toxic
bulletVitamin A is approximately 3 times more toxic
bulletDandruff shampoo is approximately 40 times more toxic
bulletNicotine is approximately 113 times more toxic

Cost Effective

Growth such as moss and algae can be controlled using new pet friendly organic solution Algon.

By the careful use of pesticides, paths, hard surfaces, amenity areas, boundary areas, and shrub beds can be maintained economically at considerably less cost than other methods.

Qualified ProfessionalsStrict legal and health and safety compliance means that weed control has become very much a specialist and skilled operation

Strict legal and health and safety compliance means that weedkilling is very much a specialist and skilled operation needing careful planning to offer the high standard of results expected.

Our staff are fully trained, qualified and individually have over 10 years experience in the application of herbicides, insecticides and other weed treatments.  Customers should demand to see all legal, H&S and insurance data.

High Quality Products

bulletTreatments costs the same or less than DIY
bulletSelective Weed control in Spring/Summer from as little as 30 per treatment including vat,
bulletUse of the most effective products developed

Better Results

bulletIndividual attention and assessment
bulletEcology sensitive approach
bulletHelp maintain areas to prevent further problems
bulletEven application of treatments
bulletPlan and time applications for best results

3 steps to a better weed control !

For planned weed spraying programmes using the most advanced, environmentally friendly application technology:

  1. Ring to arrange a FREE no obligation consultation
  2. Plan the programme and timescale e.g. two year control
  3. Obtain a FREE quotation

Call us now on 01204 40 22 22

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Japanese Knotweed Treatment and Removal Specialists in Bolton, Bury and Rossendale, Lancashire

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