Invasive Weed Removal

Weed management

Weed removal is what we specialise in, be it on land and or in water: from invasive to non invasive, from aquatic weed control to pond management, we get the job done efficiently.

We offer a bespoke service per individual client requirements, varying from small to large jobs depending upon specific weed species.

Correct method and timing of application with herbicide is critical to the success of weed control. You can always be assured that your requirements will be met professionally and work carried out is to the highest of standards.

Take a look at the plant information below to find out more about some of the common invasive or dangerous species which can be frequently found throughout the UK.


You must do both of the following to control specific plants:

Prevent invasive non-native plants on your land from spreading into the wild and causing a nuisance

Prevent harmful weeds on your land from spreading on to a neighbour’s property

You could be fined up to £5,000 or be sent to prison for up to 2 years if you allow contaminated soil or plant material from any waste you transfer to spread into the wild. Don't take the risk and let our professionally trained team deal with your invasive weed problems.

Professional Japanese Knotweed Removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

Japanese Knotweed
Fallopia japonica

The invasive root system and strong growth can damage concrete foundations, buildings, flood defences, roads, paving, retaining walls and architectural sites. It can also reduce the capacity of channels in flood defences to carry water.
Professional Himalayan Balsam Removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

Himalayan Balsam
Impatiens glandulifera

This is a large annual plant native to the Himalayas. Via human introduction it is now present across much of the Northern Hemisphere and is considered an invasive species in many areas. Uprooting or cutting the plants is an effective means of control.
Professional Giant Hogweed Removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

Giant Hogweed
Heracleum mantegazzianum

A potentially invasive plant whose sap can cause severe skin burns. It is widely distributed in the wild and poses a serious risk to people who are unaware of its potential for harm.
Professional Japanese Knotweed Removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

New Zealand Pygmyweed
Crassula Hemlsii

Around the edges in shallow water this plant forms dense, impenetrable mats, and it can even grow in the open on damp mud around seasonal pools. In garden ponds it destroys all other life and is frequently then thrown out. Just a tiny fragment of the stem can regrow and multiply into a dense mat of vegetation. It is spreading rapidly across the country and is almost impossible to eradicate.
Professional Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

Equisetum Arvense

Often referred to as mare’s tail, horsetail is an invasive, deep-rooted perennial weed that spreads quickly to form a dense carpet of foliage that crowds out less vigorous plants in beds and borders.
Professional Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) Removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

Senecio Jacobaea

Whilst ragwort is not usually a problem in gardens, its poisonous qualities can make it a dangerous weed in paddocks and gardens that back onto fields grazed by horses or cattle.
Professional Japanese Knotweed Removal in Carlisle, Cumbria

Rhododendron Ponticum
Common Rhododendron

Grows into huge bushes with thick vegetation that blocks out sunlight and smothers most other wild plants and trees, stopping them from growing or regenerating. Its leaves are toxic to animals and repels wildlife from earthworms to birds. Many bushes have become infected with the highly pernicious tree disease called sudden oak death that threatens many types of trees and shrubs.