To Top

Preventing the Spread of the Neighbor's Bamboo

Category Grassy Weeds

My neighbour's garden is filled with bamboo plants, initially it was nice and provided shade, but it has grown very wild and brushy. It kept on shedding its leaves on my carpet grass garden. We had tried trimming it regularly over on our side, but that is very time and energy consuming as we are old retired couples. They also do not want to remove the bamboo plants.

Ad

Is it true that it would attract snakes and other reptiles as we are staying near a big canal. Please advise.

By Ho PP

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

October 21, 20110 found this helpful

I finally killed mine with vinegar. It took several applications. Cut it short as you can and soak roots with the vinegar (white vinegar) Instructions were for 20% acid. Too hard to get. Used the common white vinegar, i think it is 4%. It worked. Bamboo runners will keep popping up. Do them the same. The other solution is a back hoe. I am not sure if a really strong cultivator would work (and remove bits and pieces because all will grow)Good luck. That is a lot of work.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

October 23, 20110 found this helpful

Bamboo is very beautiful but invasive. It doesn't so much as attract snakes as anything that grows in highly acidic soil. It seems to grow no matter what the weather, extremely hot or rainy etc. I've found mowing over the shoots that come up several feet from the plant helps and finding the shoots by hand (cutting it off) helps but this is a never ending adventure. It just controls the spreading.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Clumps of bamboo growing.
Getting Rid of Bamboo
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening Weeds Grassy WeedsOctober 19, 2011
Guides
spatula, spoon, and fork
Using Bamboo Cooking Utensils
A bamboo cutting board with a sharp knife.
Treat Bamboo Cutting Boards with Olive Oil
view of trellis with plant climbing up
How to Make a Bamboo Trellis
Bamboo
Selling Bamboo
More
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/14 16:10:54 in 842 msecs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!