Old 03-06-2013, 07:02 PM
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Bamboo eradication

Generally speaking, how deep do you need to dig out the soil to remove the bamboo rhizomes?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:25 PM
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I went 2 feet + and got most of it, but there are still sprigs coming up that I evidently missed... It may take several seasons to get enough glyphosate into the plant that it actually kills the root... that is the current strategy and the occurance of new sprigs,,, are less instead of more so I imagine I'll be victorious at some point...
but you will want to plan on a long term battle, so be prepared...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:53 PM
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Assuming there is some decent size to the bamboo.....get a pick, stand close the the plant and swipe down about three inches deep past two sides of the plant and pry up to snap the roots. The plant will fall over. Do this to all plants you want removed. Makes removal very easy. As stated above you will need to spray new sprouts with gly but this is the easiest way I have found to get rid of it. You can kill yourself all day trying to dig deep to remove all roots but it will be a waste of time and energy. Good luck
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:06 PM
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And once pried out, if you can, plant grass and mow it. Never letting the new sprouts get over 2 inches tall.
I don't know if herbicide would help on the new grass area.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:07 PM
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This is some of the worst advice considering he never said if it is clump or runner bamboo.

Keep mowing running bamboo and see what happens

2' should do it but whatever you do, keep maintaining it after. Don't sleep on it.
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