How do I get rid of bamboo? Tried all the usual weed killers

by Betty
  5 answers
  • Have you tried vinegar or agricultural vinegar?

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jul 06, 2017

    This will be. 2-3 person job but WILL work. I got rid of a 20 foot stand of bamboo in my own yard using this process. First, the first person will cut 1 bamboo shoot to around 3 inches tall. The second person has no more than 10 seconds to coat the open cut area of the bamboo stump with RoundUp using a flat paintbrush. After 10 seconds the plant will seal itself and the RoundUp won't work. Work your way through the patch one shoot at a time. Over the next few weeks the plant will continue to try to send up new (weakened) shoots. Do the same thing. It may take a month or more of repeating this process, but you WILL kill off the bamboo and it will not return. hope this helped!

  • Moo9997748 Moo9997748 on Jul 06, 2017

    A friend told me that the only way to get rid of bamboo is to move😄😀

    • Betty Betty on Jul 06, 2017

      I think your friend is right! We have tried everything. We did not plant it, but are trying to deal with it. It is about a 1300 sq ft area!

  • Melisa Wolfe Melisa Wolfe on Jul 06, 2017

    RM43 43-Percent Glyphosate Plus Weed Preventer Total Vegetation Control, 2.5-GallonYou buy it at a farm store or Amazon.

    • Betty Betty on Jul 07, 2017

      I am calling my husband now to get some of this. Willing to try anything at this point! Thanks