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Japanese Knotweed: Top Weed for Home Damage in the U.S.

Groundworks Japanese Knotweed: Top Weed for Home Damage in the U.S. What Is Japanese Knotweed? This invasive weed is extremely difficult to eradicate. It can damage home foundations, driveways, walkways, and gardens. • Spreads to 70 • Grows up to three inches per feet from day in season nearest stem • Roots grow 20 feet deep • Reaches up to 10 feet tall How To Identify Japanese Knotweed O Light green heart-shaped leaves OHollow bamboo-like stem O Leaves have zigzag pattern O Purple speckles on stems and leaves from stem O White flowers in late August to September Protect Your Home Damage From Japanese Knotweed O Cut stems to ground O Safely dispose of clippings; do not compost O Cover with material that restricts light and water O Sink plastic barrier around area to stop root spread O Excavate entire area or use herbicide O Consult an expert O Have your home inspected by foundation repair professionals • Cracks and clogs drainpipes • Breaks up concrete and asphalt • Damages foundations • Can have a negative impact on home value Source: Groundworks Groundworkscompanies.com/about/articles/weeds-and-home-damage/

Japanese Knotweed: Top Weed for Home Damage in the U.S.

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While there are many weeds throughout the U.S., most of which are not only noxious, invasive, and cause damage, it’s the Japanese knotweed that rises to the top of this odious list. Find out why the...

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