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Anyone else try to dig up bamboo?


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#16 broken2 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:08 PM

I found the answer for ya buddy!


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Posted May 07, 2012 - 11:18 AM

Broken2 that's a good one, but I think your solution might be harder to get than 24D. I past a group of guys this weekend with a chipper cleaning up a pretty large grove of bamboo. I had heard before that the stuff grows and spreads like weeds and is very hard to get rid of. I don't have a solution, but I know that I don't want anything to do with bamboo.

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Posted May 08, 2012 - 03:41 PM

Know anybody that make bamboo fly rods?

Try Tordon.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 03:32 AM

I had some brought in with compost i got, pulled out as much as i could during the season to give my veggies a fighting chance, then tilled that soil that fall until it was 2 ft deep fluff , limed it to death to change the ph and it was gone, but i created another doing so.... Stinging nettles, oh how I hate that stuff, can't even weed the garden with out gloves on..... Well solved that prblem too,
I MOVED lol. Good luck, keep it mowed or cut down, it works to keep it at bay.

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Posted May 09, 2012 - 05:19 PM

I found the answer for ya buddy!


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All I can think of when I see that is Jack Black and Kung Fu Panda. If it were not for the kids I would have never seen that movie LOL.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:05 PM

I got a lot of it too, mowed it down with the Gravely, five days later about 4' tall again. The former owner of land where I have it the most told me they used to farm this patch, and it started as one stock 40 years ago, now it's about 75' x 150'. His son is a plant Botanist who tried to inject something directly into the roots, didn't work at all, it's one of the reasons I got my 446, and now a tiller, just going to try the cut and till , cross my fingers :thumbs:

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:08 PM

I know you said it grew back quickly, but have you tried mowing regularly? Plants get their energy from sunlight falling on leaves. Keep the leaves cut, it should eventually exhaust the plant. The issue would be making sure it didn't get sideways into an area where you could not cut.
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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:03 AM

A friend of mine had bamboo in her yard for years. It was uncontrollable. When it encroached on the neighbors yard he asked her if he could get rid of it. Neighbor tried every kind of weed killer you can imagine. Finally it was getting in his septic system and ha had both yards dug up and the dirt replaced. It started to grow back in the foundation vents of her home so I poured burn motor oil ( big no no I know) in them. It never came back. My wife wanted to plant some here. I shot that down in a hurry.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 11:14 AM

I know you said it grew back quickly, but have you tried mowing regularly? Plants get their energy from sunlight falling on leaves. Keep the leaves cut, it should eventually exhaust the plant. The issue would be making sure it didn't get sideways into an area where you could not cut.

Makes sense, but I think this stuff grows better at night too :bigrofl:

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:28 PM

I just keep it mowed where mine used to be,and that seems to keep it under control.




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