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Q.Have A Large Clump Of Bamboo I Need To Get Rid Of.

Zone 32084 | Jeighmu added on March 29, 2020 | Answered

Have to replace a fence and I have a huge clump of bamboo in the way. I’ve gotten it cut down to the roots, but it just seems like the roots keep going and going. Just looking for a way to keep the roots from growing.

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Answered on March 31, 2020

Yes, once bamboo is established it will be considered a permanent resident! To destroy the roots, you will need a strong dose of glyphosate, or you can try the method that I prefer.

Simply pour boiling water on the plant and roots two or three times per day, for a few days. This will take care of the roots. Just make sure to get the entire area, so that you can be sure the roots are, indeed, dead.

This article will offer more methods that you should compound on top of this treatment for the best results: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/kill-bamboo.htm

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