Is there a way to keep bamboo out?
May 15, 2006 4:57 AM Subscribe
Help us keep bamboo from invading our yard.
posted by saucy to home & garden (10 answers total)
We just got our first house, and we love it. There's only one major problem: the people who live behind us (our backyards back up to each other) have a massive forest of bamboo in their backyard--we cannot even see their house, the bamboo is so thick.
The bamboo is TALL--it is brushing all of the overhead lines, except the highest (the power lines) and there is a six foot wooden fence separating our yards. Much of the bamboo is already hanging over the fence, and new sprouts are coming up in our backyard in various places. We've been cutting them down as we can, but they are coming right back, and bringing friends.
We are anxious to keep this bamboo from taking over our yard, but obviously there isn't anything we can do about the existing bamboo--as it isn't on our property.
Has anyone had any success with containing bamboo and keeping it from invading your yard?