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NATURAL CONTROLS

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Water is a natural barrier for running bamboos; they do not like water and will not grow beyond the edge of a pond or stream. Restriction of water will also serve as a barrier in Zones 8, 9, and 10. If water is easily found in one direction and not in another, a bamboo will travel toward the water supply. Both of these natural barrier methods are highly effective.

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“Runners” that appreciate full sun, when planted along the edge of a conifer forest, will not migrate into the deep shade of the woods. They will create an understory beneath the evergreen boughs.

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Excavate bamboo perimeter by hand shovel or trenching machine
Maintain a 24-foot band of grass around the bamboo planting. This will contain a running bamboo by cutting off new shoots as they occur in the lawn area.

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When bamboos "shoot" in the spring, break off any unwanted culms

 

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