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bamboo removal

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SUNSHINE LAWN, Mar 6, 2002.


    SUNSHINE LAWN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    At my house I have an area about 30' x 75' that was full of miniature bamboo. Before this winter I cut it all down to ground level and covered it with about 2 feet of leaves trying to kill it by not allowing sunlight or oxygen. This spring I want to remove the leaves and plant english ivy in there. Should I use landscape fabric to keep the bamboo from growing in there? Any suggestions?
  2. cowman66

    cowman66 Banned
    Posts: 71

    is this commercial landscaping?
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Oh boy! You're not gonna like this.

    Season before last this guy came up to ask me what I do to kill it. I asked about Roundup, etc. He said he had tried roundup, some other comm'l type killer, diesel fuel, and everything else to get rid of it. He was at the point of digging, but the runners underground are very fast and if you miss just 1, it will start spreading again.
  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    all i can say is good luck lol. they are fast and a pain in the butt.

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