Japanese knotweed is one of the hardest invasive plants to eradicate. Jim is a MA Licensed Pesticide applicator who apples the principals of IVM (integrated vegetation management). IVM is a systematic integrated approach to managing vegetation using multiple techniques. It applies the right intervention method at the right place and the right time to control vegetation, using chemicals as a last resort.
When I first arrived to the site it was 10,000+ square feet of Japanese knotweed. It took 2 years with a multi-pronged attack, but it was eliminated.
finally we had it back to this…
This was the year after planting. Goshen stone paths, retaining walls with a sitting area, flowering perennials, trees and shrubs all fill the space quickly.
Redbuds, dogwoods and crabapples in mid-spring bloom.
The sweet woodruff ground cover has snakeroot interplanted. While the Japanese maple will provide shade on sunny days.
A quiet place for reflection.