17th June 2024

June 2024

BAMBWHO?? Bamboo looks lovely, right? Yes it does But please be aware that some species of this attractive plant can cause significant damage. This is mainly caused by “Running” Bamboo that can shoot rhizomes in varying directions. This is particularly common in residential gardens, causing damage to hard and soft landscaping and drains and, in […]

3rd April 2024

April 2024

Squirrel for dinner?? So, we have a new strategy for controlling Invasive Species. Drum roll. Let’s eat them! Whilst it has long been tried and tested with Japanese Knotweed with its noted Rhubarb flavours, a “Zero waste” restaurant has taken it to a new level.  Silo in east London is doing its very best to […]

3rd April 2024

January 2024

Happy New Year to you all! After a long and refreshing break, we are back at it with full steam ahead!  Due to increased capacity, we are now helping deliver Ground Maintenance contracts to several commercial clients across the north of England and the Midlands. We manage over 50 sites continuously and are very happy […]

14th June 2023

June 2023 Blog

Hello everyone,After a rather wet spring, it’s great to see the sun finally shining. As we all gear up to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the British summertime, we need to chat about a tricky plant – the Giant Hogweed.Giant Hogweed isn’t your typical weed. It’s a big plant that can cause real problems. If […]

15th February 2023

Feb 2023

And the court cases keep on coming. Further to our January blog, where a homeowner is facing a £200k+ legal bill, a recent court case lost by the Local Authority in Bridgend in Wales will have Councils up and down the country trembling with fear. No doubt, there will be waves of claims related to […]

8th February 2023

Japanese Knotweed in the News | 200k Court case!

Happy new year to you all. We hope you had a pleasant break Here is a significant reason why you must correctly declare if Japanese Knotweed was/ is at your property. Jonathon Downing purchased a property in South West London in August 2018 only to discover that the previous owner Jeremy Henderson incorrectly declared […]

1st December 2022

December 2022

Treatment season closes for another year, but the work doesn’t stop! We have now completed our herbicide visits for the year 2022, and we would like to thank all our team and customers for making this another record year. We have completed thousands of site visits across the UK, from Cornwall to the borders of […]

9th March 2022

March 2022

RICS & Sticks  In 2012 the Royal Institute of chartered surveyors (RICS) published guidance in relation to the threat of Japanese Knotweed and how it potentially affects properties. This guidance has resulted in many property sales falling through and many sleepless nights for Vendors and purchasers. Most contractors in the industry have been advising their […]

18th November 2021

November 2021

Apologies we’ve not updated you for a while. We have had our busiest ever year and haven’t had much free time! Thankfully the economy seems to be getting back on track with development projects and an extremely strong housing market. All this results in more cases of invasive species being recorded and the need for […]

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