Ridding yard of bamboo


Old 08-07-05, 12:46 PM
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Ridding yard of bamboo

My yard is becoming overrun by bamboo and I need a way of getting rid of it...for good. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-07-05, 05:00 PM
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Bamboo is an aggressively invasive plant. There are a couple of approaches to eliminating it. You can dig it out. This means every single bit of it. Dense stands may require a backhoe. Even then, any pieces left will sprout. You can cut it back to the ground. With either approach, any bamboo left will need to be sprayed with a general herbicide, such as Round Up. Any new growth will need to be sprayed when it appears. Isolated sprouts may be painted with Round Up. Clumping bamboo is not as aggressive as the running bamboo.

Diligence and persistence are required to defeat this pest.

If the plant exists in an inaccessible location, such as your neighbor's yard, an underground barrier will need to be installed to stop its spread. The barrier should be copper, stainless steel, or concrete at least three feet deep.

Hope this helps.

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