Landcraft Landscape, Sports and Civil Engineering

Landcraft Projects Limited, South Wales Office: Unit 3, Mill Farm,St Mellons Road, Lisvane Cardiff CF14 0SH Telephone 029 2076 4609 South West Office: Dingley Dell, Rydon Acres,Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6QJ Telephone 01803 782123

British Association of Landscape Industries
Contractors Health and Safety Scheme
Construction Line
Award Winners - BALI National Landscape Awards 2008
'Committed to CSCS' platinum certificate
Accredited under the SMAS Worksafe Contractor Scheme
Fully trained and approved Addagrip installers.
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Invasive Weed Control

We provide specialist weed control to the industrial & amenity sector.

We deliver fast, effective solutions to all your weed problems and with our objective, honest approach.

The Nature Conservation Minister has announced initiatives to crackdown on the illegal introduction of alien plants into this country - but is this too little too late?

Many voracious plants are already here and causing major problems. Their control and eradication needs to be carefully planned, monitored and managed to ensure the existing situation of their overpowering invasion is met full on and stemmed.

It is already illegal to plant Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed which strangle and suffocate other plants, but a ban on many others is also needed - plants such as Himalayan Balsam, Floating Pennywort, Crassula helmsii and Azolla filiculoides now common to water and river banks, but also Rhododendron ponticum, an evergreen weed, which grows densely and quickly smothering many plants that is very difficult to control.

Many of these plants were introduced in Victorian times with no idea that these foreign plants might escape over the garden wall. Japanese Knotweed is proving to be one of the most pernicious, non-native species, with an estimated clean-up bill in excess of £1.56 billion; with all these other weeds increasing exponentially, the clean-up bill for problem weeds in total is likely to be significantly higher.

The invasive weeds that we are most often called upon to control are:

  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Ragwort
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Himalayan Balsam