I have an area one of my clients wants me to clear. But the problem part of the area is there is alot of pretty good size bamboo. Should i just go at with a chainsw? and once ive got it down how do i kill it for good?
I have a client who has one. She planted in a pot and has since split it open. This Spring will be digging up the whole thing and re potting. Driveway on two sides, railroad ties on one side and one open to the rest of the bed. Shouldn't be too difficult (fingers crossed).
For bamboo in sensitive areas, I would cut it all down. Then spray all of the regrowth with 2% RoundUp. I hope you understand how Arsenal works. This herbicide goes into the soil and stays there for at least a year. Trees and shrubs whose roots are in a treated area might die. I once used Arsenal in a similar situation to yours. It worked very well on the bamboo. There were areas that were too close to desirable plants. I counseled the landowner about hitting any new sprouts with RoundUp before they got too woody. Last time I checked 2 years later, bamboo is dead and no desirable trees were killed.
using a chainsaw will splinter the bamboo and you dont want any splinters from these things, we did an area about 5 years ago about 1200 sq ft used a sawzall,then removed the roots and about 5 inches of soil and put down sod, turn out really nice.