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RE: Getting Rid of Bamboo (Follow-Up #49)

posted by: olmommee on 04.14.2006 at 10:53 pm in Virginia Gardening Forum

Drastic but less labor intensive: Roundup (Monsanto) and Brush Be Gone (Ortho)will kill Bamboo. The plant needs to be up at a foot or more for it to be absorbed. You may have to make a couple of applications to get the deepest rizomes.

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RE: Getting Rid of Bamboo (Follow-Up #35)

posted by: newtie on 08.13.2005 at 04:38 pm in Virginia Gardening Forum

The reason herbacide fails with bamboo is that a grove is one plant with interconnected root system. The herbacide will kill the roots locally but the plant will survive elsewhere and regenerate. Try this. Cut off all bamboo stalks 4 to six inches from the ground. Fill a large oil can with round-up (12 TBS of 51 % concentrate/gal). Split each stalk once with a machette, to expose more cambium surface area, and apply one squirt of round-up to each split stump. Repeat this twice a year for 2 to 3 years. The grove will die, but you must not leave any shoots that are part of the colony untreated. The city dumped an entire load of ready-mix concrete (Don't ask why.)down a hillside near my garden. The hillside was covered with bamboo. Mulching it with 6 inches of concrete did not phase it!, but the treatment above has nearly eliminated the bamboo. The last bit is headed for bamboo heaven as I write this. Now, how do I get rid of the concrete?

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