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Neighbor has bamboo invad... #130347

Asked May 28, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

Neighbor has bamboo invading our yard and growing up in our garage. Is there any solution?

Frederick County Maryland

Expert Response

Controlling bamboo invading from a neighbor's yard is possible but difficult. Ideally the best solution is having a barrier installed between yours and your neighbor's yard. This entails having a 3 foot trench dug and then inserting a type durable barrier like polyethylene. Look up 'rhizome barrier' for more information. For other options see our publication on bamboo, http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG28%20Bamboo.pdf
page two has information on control.

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