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Bam Boo Removal ???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Phinc, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Phinc

    Phinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Short of renting heavy equipment and digging a hole in a customers yard ... Anybody ever try to dig this crap up ?? I tried to dig it all today and that @#$*&^% was every where !!! Any help would be great . Thanks Paul
  2. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 642

    ya we took some up in the beginning of the season by hand ( shovel , loppers )--it was rought !!!! theres these long roots that jet out under the soil, and the rootball itself is very tough to put the shovel through, i sopose it depends on how big they are, ours were in the 7-8 foot range..10 + i think would be very tough by hand.

    good luck-
  3. Phinc

    Phinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Yea pick and shovel was all I had. It just seems never ending !! Maybe some explosives ??? That would be too easy.
  4. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    You really can't remove bamboo. Even after you think it's all gone, it will be back. It's been know to grow under roadways and sprout up in other people's yards.
  5. Throgmorton

    Throgmorton LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    We took some out with a large backhoe then tilled the soil. We got most of it but it still will come back. It's about like getting rid of bermuda grass.
  6. Phinc

    Phinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Well I'm in the process of tyring to save the bermuda and eliminate the bam boo. I didn't think about tilling it up. I'm just not sure I can get that deep ???
  7. KevinACrider

    KevinACrider LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    You'll need to get a few feet deep.
  8. robtown

    robtown LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 223

    typiclly bamboo roots dont go deeper than 30 inches
  9. maintenanceguy

    maintenanceguy LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 156

    cut it down, and kill the stubble with roundup. Then kill it again with roundup in a few weeks. You may need a third application later.

    Then, if you wish to seed, you'll need to till the area to a few inches deep and rake out the old bamboo stubble that floats to the top.
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    I agree, if you want to go a step further, keep spraying any new shoots for a year to make sure it's dead. Then do what you need to do.

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