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bamboo is taking over my backyard.. control hints?

bamboo is taking over my backyard.. control hints?


Old 06-28-05, 03:05 PM
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bamboo is taking over my backyard.. control hints?

I have a small backyard (30 x 40) and one corner has bamboo (3 x 5' area).

The problem is that the bamboo is spreading and it will likely take over the whole yard if I don't take some step(s) to control it's spread. I don't want to get rid of of it completely, just contain it to it's current little corner.

Idea: dig a 18' trench around the bamboo plot and put in sheetmetal to stop the spread of the rhizomes. Dunno if that will work though.

Any suggestions?
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Old 06-28-05, 03:48 PM
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That's what they did on an HGTV show a couple years ago. I think they used plastic as the metal will rust.
Old 06-28-05, 05:23 PM
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That will work - but if you are cutting down bamboo, be sure to clean up all the pieces, as you may see bamboo sprouting in your lawn if you leave any cuttings around - we've learned from experience....

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