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Q.Can I use vinegar to kill bamboo root in my yard?

Zone Marion,Louisiana 71260 | Anonymous added on April 24, 2020 | Answered

I have bamboo shoots growing in my yard. Is vinegar a good product to use to kill the roots that are growing in my yard? Thank you.

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Answered on April 27, 2020

According to university extension publications, vinegar does not work effectively as a weedkiller. You can try boiling water but it must be on the new shoots. Even herbicides are ineffective unless used on the early growing shoots.

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