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*** KNOTWEED HOTLINE: 07875 146 236  ***

Himalayan Balsam - Treatment

Dealing with Himalayan Balsam - Impatiens glandulifera

They may have beautiful pink orchid like flowers but these highly invasive and aggressive weeds are increasingly invading woodlands, gardens and many others areas.  Keeping on top of this annual weed is vital as it grows to up to 8-10 feet in a summer and seeds profusely - literally firing its seeds metres away!

The army of seedlings generated may have serious environmental impacts, degrading native plant and wildlife habitat, and choking verges, riverbanks and woodlands.

Why call us in?  We use the safest solutions to tackle your weed problems before they get worse! 

Knowledgeable and Qualified Weed Treatment Professionals

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

Our staff are fully trained and qualified, and individually have over 20 years' experience dealing with weed treatment and removal.

To satisfy legal requirements

The Noxious Weeds Act (1959) requires land owners to eliminate "scheduled" weeds and The Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).  On the 6th April 2010 Himalayan balsam was included under Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act, thus making it an offence to deliberately allow the plant to grow in the wild.

Cost effectiveness:-

bulletProven use of herbicides gives cost effect control
bulletLong term management and control
bulletProtects your asset and property value
bulletImprove the appearance of unkempt areas, discouraging tipping etc.
bulletImprove the growth of landscape plants and trees by competition
bulletPrevent clogging of streams and drains from dead vegetation

Safer Service

In addition to being fully qualified to spray herbicides safely, it is useful to evaluate the main chemical used for the control of this weed to alleviate fears as to 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

High Quality Products

bulletIt is unlike that the unqualified or the DIYer can obtain sufficient strength glyphosate
bulletUse of the most effective non-hazardous products developed

Better Results

bulletIndividual attention and assessment
bulletEcology sensitive approach - we are also keeping abreast of other control methods
bulletHelp manage and maintain areas to prevent further problems
bulletEven application of treatments
bulletPlan and times applications for best results

3 steps to a solving your Himalayan Balsam problem!

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

  1. Ring our Weed Treatment Hotline on 01204 402222 to arrange a FREE no obligation consultation.
  2. Plan the programme and timescale e.g. three year programme, with review and client to monitor thereafter.  Some sites may require additional treatment/s depending on how well established the knotweed is.
  3. Obtain a FREE quotation

Call us now on 01204 40 22 22 :-

*** WEED TREATMENT HOTLINE: 01204 402222  ***

                            ALL AREAS OF THE NORTHWEST UK

We offer Japanese Knotweed Treatment to all of the Northwest including these parts of Lancashire:

bulletBury (including Tottington and Walmersley);
bulletRossendale (including Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Waterfoot, Bacup and Whitworth);

More Info - Environmental Agency


Qualified Garden Landscaping and Landscape Gardener covering Lancashire Bury Bolton and Rossendale.

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