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How do I kill bamboo roots? #266918

Asked August 02, 2015, 4:19 PM EDT

I believe I have a running type of bamboo that was planted 15 years ago and is now undermining the brick stairway to my patio. I have been working for quite some time and making very little progress in eliminating the roots. Please HELP!

Frederick County Maryland

Expert Response

Running types of bamboo are very hard to control, and can be damaging.
Here is our publication about it  and control measures, including timing, which is important:
http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG28%20Bamboo.pdf
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How do I kill the roots?  I need to know what  chemical to use  to kill the roots and eliminate them.

I have cut the bamboo stalks down to the roots.  I need your help in selecting the proper chemical.

Thank you!
The Question Asker Replied August 03, 2015, 11:06 PM EDT
The chemical of choice is Round Up ( glyphosate)..


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