How to get rid of bamboo in back yard?

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  • Judy Judy on Jan 10, 2019

    Ida bamboo is great but evasive.

    You have to dig it out.

    To keep bamboo contained it needs to not be able to get out of an area. Maybe a boarder you have to dig down into will work if this is an existing area.

  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Jan 10, 2019

    Here is a link that explains how to do it.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 11, 2019

    Hi Ida: You have to kill the roots. Here's what I do. Get a product called ground clear, it kills everything! Then, put some in a small can and paint the undersides of the leaves with this, using a small foam brush. Be sure not to get the ground clear on anything else. The plant will take the poison to the roots, through the leaves, and kill just this plant - if you are careful not to get the ground clear on anything else. You can use this method on any plant you want to get rid of. If you are worried about the leaves touching your other plants, cut the unwanted plant short, leaving several leaves, paint the leaves with the ground clear and then cover it with a plastic bag and secure it to the ground. That way, even the wind won't blow the poisoned parts onto your other plants. Good luck with this, invasive plants are the worst!

    If you are, or you know someone who is, diabetic, ask for one of their used needles, fill it with the ground clear and inject it, in a downwards direction, directly into the plant. Then, be sure to dispose of the needle properly. Good luck