Is bamboo a good visual/sound barrier in the garden?

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Recently bought a cabin. My neighbor sits behind and above us in her cabin so we have no privacy while on our patio. We'd like to plant some shade loving plants that will give us a bit of visual barrier and also help reduce the conversation "noise" that she says she can hear when we are having meals on our patio. She says our voices carry right up to her place.
q is bamboo a good visual sound barrier in the garden
Our patio. There is a huge ROCK ( not a movable rock wall) behind the two chairs on the far side of the table in this photo. You can see where my neighbor's house is ( and her house sits right up and behind my patio table.) So it is a visual barrier and a sound barrier that I'd like to create.
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  • Slg24280492 Slg24280492 on Feb 10, 2018
    it will provide a visual barrie, not sure about sound though. Just be careful, I’ve heard bamboo is extremely invasive and will take over quickly.

  • Ro Ro on Feb 10, 2018
    Caution on bamboo it is invasive and not sound proof add a hedge row
    ask your local gardener nursepry person. You want ast to maintain tall growing hegde

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 10, 2018
    do not use the bamboo unless you plant it in large garbage cans with drainage holes.I made that mistake and it grows everywhere

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Feb 10, 2018
    Take it from someone who worked 3 years to rid my yard of 25' deep x 100' long area of bamboo. Once you plant it and it starts growing, it's a monster. Black starlings love to nest in bamboo and my deck and driveway was covered with poo, and it smelled terrible. Every time we had a storm we were out there cutting it down, and by the way ticks love it. If you want bamboo, just put some in a couple of pots and line them up.

    • Jeanne Jeanne on Feb 10, 2018
      There is one noninvasive species, but I didn't think about the poo and ticks..yuck. Thanks!

  • Lisa Lisa on Feb 10, 2018
    Whatever you do don’t plant bamboo! It takes over your whole yard and can spread to your neighbors.

  • Brenda Brenda on Feb 10, 2018
    Lattice will provide some privacy.with air circulation. But you can also get a roll of bamboo to put up. Without planting it. Or hang a roman shade

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Feb 10, 2018
    It can be very good barrier, but you want to contain it as it can get away from you coming up everywhere. You might try containers to pot them and that way you can also move them around as needed.

  • Amber Bailey Amber Bailey on Feb 12, 2018
    please please only plant it in containers! The root system is deep and takes over everything in its path. Pipes sewers French drains.