What is the trick to stopping bamboo and lillies of the valley from spreading?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ConPro, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. ConPro

    ConPro LawnSite Member
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    What technique to use? how far down should I go?
     
  2. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Root barriers.

    Bamboo specialty places sell the stuff - about 18" deep or more.

    And tree or arborist supply stores have it - tree ones, bamboo ones, they are about the same.

    Can come in a roll. Its thin and is sold by roll or by foot.
     
  3. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL I have not dealt with this problem myself. But I have heard from others that a concrete wall installed 4-6 feet deep might keep the bamboo from getting past ;) I wish I had known about that stuff to help the people who were discussing the problem with me before.
     
  4. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
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    Short sections of culvert work well if round areas are desired.
     
  5. blafleur

    blafleur LawnSite Member
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    A friend of mine has some and just keeps is mowed at the border and doesnt have a problem.

    Bryan
     
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Chose your bamboo wisely. There are varieties such as Golden Bamboo, no matter what you do it will find a way to spread.

    Was at a seminar 2 years back. It's scary to see what the wrong bamboo will do in the wrong spot. Saw slides where a concrete border as mentioned above was tried. The bamboo broke through and also went under.

    There are nice clumping varieties, do some research before doing anything with bamboo.
     
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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