If you want to keep bamboo out of your neighbor’s yard or protect other plants on your property, you need to control where it spreads.The thick underground roots ofBamboo must be severed to contain its spread.Plastic root barriers can be installed after severing the rhizomes.If you don’t want bamboo, you can either manually remove it or use a special agent to kill it.
Step 1: There is a trench around the bamboo.
A trench is 28 inches deep.The bamboo shoot should be at least 2 feet away from the trench.Once the trench is dug, you should be able to see the bamboo growing under the ground.The main stalks of bamboo are growing out of the ground.If you don’t find any rhizomes, dig a couple of inches deeper.
Step 2: The direction of growth can be controlled by removing the rhizomes.
If you don’t want the bamboo spreading any further, you’ll need to sever and remove the rhizomes.Remove the separated sections of the rhizomes by cutting through them with a pointed shovel.If you want to keep the bamboo in a specific part of the yard, sever the rhizomes that are growing outside.You can use a saw to cut bamboo shoots.You have to dig out the soil all the way around the rhizome in order to get clear access to it with the saw.
Step 3: There is a plastic root barrier in the trench.
You can buy a plastic root barrier for bamboo online or at a home and gardening store.If you want to completely block off the rhizomes, place the plastic root barrier in the trench.The root barrier needs to be installed at least 28 inches deep.
Step 4: The trench should be filled with soil.
The root barrier will be less noticeable if the space between the trench walls is filled.If you want to hide the barrier completely, you should cut the top of it with gardening shears.Place soil on top of the barrier.
Step 5: Continue to cut the rhizomes as they grow.
As the bamboo grows, the rhizomes will grow out.If you want to prevent new stalks from coming up in a specific area, you need to sever and remove the rhizomes underground.Running bamboo rhizomes can grow up to 5 feet (1.52 m) per year and must be cut at least twice annually.Running bamboo will grow 1–3 feet (0.30–0.91 m) per year, but clumping bamboo rhizomes will only grow for a short time.The type of bamboo should be cut every year.
Step 6: If the spread is too aggressive, you should hire professionals.
It may be difficult to remove all of it yourself if you’ve let the bamboo spread.If you can’t cut the rhizomes because they are too thick, call a professional landscaper.Ask the landscaping companies if they have the equipment to cut larger bamboo rhizomes.
Step 7: Purchase a weed killer.
Glyphosate is a chemical that can be used to eradicate bamboo and its plants.You can find a weed killer with glyphosate at a home and gardening store.Plants that come in contact with the herbicide will be killed.This is due to the fact that it is non-selective.Tiger Brand Quick Kill Concentrate is one of the popular brands of weed killer.
Step 8: The bamboo should be cut to the ground.
If you want the bamboo to run flush with the ground, you need to cut it down near its base.If you want to cut down a very tall bamboo plant, you need to first cut the top of the plant.The best time to cut bamboo is late winter.
Step 9: The bamboo stump should be applied with the herbicide.
Wait for the bamboo to grow again.The new growth will kill the bamboo stalks and rhizomes.The bamboo stump can be sprayed with the herbicide.When handling the herbicide, wear rubber gloves, long sleeves, pants, and shoes.It is possible to weaken the herbicide with water.Before using herbicides, read the instructions.When using these types of products, there are specific requirements to keep in mind.Do not apply this in or near bodies of water.
Step 10: When the bamboo dies, repeat the process once a month.
It may take up to 4 applications to eradicate the bamboo.Apply the herbicide in the spring and summer to cut down on new growth.
Step 11: The bamboo should be cut to the ground.
The bamboo should be cut down to ground level.The bamboo will be weakened, but won’t be completely killed.
Step 12: The bamboo should be dug around and the rhizomes removed.
You can dig a hole around the stalks of bamboo and cut the underground roots from the main stalks with a pointed shovel.The main bamboo stalks will look the same as the rhizomes, but will be underground.The bamboo will not spread underground if these rhizomes are removed.
Step 13: Take the existing rhizomes out of the stalks.
If you want to eradicate the bamboo completely, you have to follow the length of the rhizomes underground.New bamboo growth will be halted by this.The clumps of bamboo’s roots make it easier to remove.bamboo can grow underground and spread quickly.
Step 14: Take care of the emerging bamboo stalks.
Bamboo can be mowed occasionally without killing it, but constant mowing over a long period of time will weaken it enough to prevent future growth.Continue mowing until the bamboo stops growing.You haven’t fully removed the rhizomes if new stalks come out of the ground.