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M Y S TA F F ’ S FAV O U R I T E WO RD… “ E VENT”

Gardens are a key asset to any property, but sometimes they house unwanted residents – Japanese knotweed. The presence of this plant can:• Reduce the area of garden you can enjoy • Cause problems when selling your home • Depress the comparative value of your property • Lose a Sale

I’ll start with an apology for the current unsettled weather patterns we seem to be experiencing. Every year as soon as I utter the word “Event” it usually transpires that the clouds appear & heavens open for the foreseeable future, this year being no different!

PBA Solutions, your local Japanese knotweed management company are able to confront these issues and provide a solution to manage or completely remove the Japanese knotweed from your property.

The second thing that usually happens as soon as I say the word “Event” is that my Ops Director quietly reminds me of that time, our entire 150 seater alfresco restaurant & bar was battered by freak hurricane-like storms and giant swells to the point where we had to re-build the entire thing in 24 hours & she had to cling to a marquee pole for dear life for majority of the charade; which is usually followed by a comment about my being “mad” to even consider running such a thing again…

The real burden Japanese knotweed presents homeowners is through ground contamination. The rhizome which is highly invasive, rapidly impacts large volumes of soil. The best solution is excavation as this permanently removes the problem and is the best option if you are looking to build on Japanese knotweed impacted land.

Taking on board such trusty advice, as always, here we are on the brink of events season and boy have Zim Braai got a line up for you this summer!

Alternatively herbicide control, while requiring a longer time frame, is more economical. Herbicide treatment can effectively stop Japanese knotweed growth and within 2-3 years get the infestation into abeyance. We offer either a Pay-as-you-Go option, or if you are selling, a Mortgage Compliant Management Plan and 10 Year Insurance Backed Guarantee. This is best suited to the homeowner who wants to take care of their most valuable asset.

With our handcrafted Braai having just this minute been delivered, thoughts have turned all things outdoors as we gear up for our appearance at the infamous Sandpolo and Sandfest 2019 as well as our collaboration with Dorset Cruises for the very first, after hours soiree on Brownsea Island. If you ever want to make a Braai Chef happy - send him to the beach. I’ve never seen a team so animated to get out into the open, but then it was to be expected from the SA crew! We can also see how well they fair on grass at Grooves on the Green…

PBA Solutions have assisted local developers in the excavation of Japanese knotweed in Sandbanks, Poole and Bournemouth. We have also supported many local homeowners to manage their Japanese knotweed infestation, enabling them to sell their property. We can even assist where mortgages against such properties have been a problem.

Think Bunny Chows and Boere-Rolls & Broodjies in the sunshine with the aroma of wood fired grill meandering its way across the sand - What could be better?

So if you have a problem with Japanese knotweed, PBA have the Solution.

Tel. 01202 068010

Visit www.pba-solutions.com/HOUSE

99 Commercial Rd, Poole, BH14 0JD

or give us a call on 01202 816134

www.zim-braai.co.uk

Our friendly Team are here to help.

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