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Root barrier

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Mykster, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    Usually you use these going around the Bamboo surrounding the plant.. Well, a lady I'm doing a bid for has a neighbor who had planted Bamboo on the edge of their property. The lady I'm doing the bid for wants me to put a barrier right on the property line so the roots won't encroach on her property.

    She wants just 5-6linear ft of barrier preventing encroachment. is that enough? Would it be smarter to run a barrier the length of the property line (40-50ft)? Local nusery tells me Bamboo roots can get outta hand.

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  2. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    That was supposed to show up as a diagram that I drew to hopefully give eveyone a better understanding.
  3. Kirk

    Kirk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Bamboo roots go through everything...even concrete.
  4. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    There is a root barrier mat that you can buy which has herbicides or PGR's on it which will not let roots pass through them. Check into it. However they have to go down like 2 feet probably.
  5. Kirk

    Kirk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Any idea what kind of Bamboo it is?

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