Asked on Jul 12, 2018

How can I kill the bamboo that is taking over my backyard.

PattieCandiPeggy Burnette


3 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jul 13, 2018

    Hi this is Peggy, you can kill bamboo with brush or weed killer, be careful where you spray it, it kills grass and plants too.
  • Candi
    on Jul 13, 2018

    It spreads by underground runner's...very hard to control..keep spraying....good luck...
  • Pattie
    on Jul 13, 2018

    If you don't want to use toxic chemicals to kill the bamboo, the only way to get rid of it is to dig it up. Bamboo rhizomes (the roots that spread) usually are close to the surface, 12 inches or less, but the actual roots can go as deep as 2 to 3 feet & getting all the roots is important. You can also contain bamboo in one area by digging around it and putting in a solid barrier (concrete is the best), or by pruning the rhizomes at least once a year.

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