Blackwelder column: Bamboo is one tough cookie
SALISBURY — Bamboo can be one of the most difficult weeds to control. Unfortunately, many plant it as an ornamental or as a screen only to learn it can spread as much as 20 feet in one season. Once established, bamboo can take over landscapes, stream banks and woodlands.
Bamboo shoots can be relentless with the ability to break though asphalt and concrete driveways. Unfortunately, post emergence herbicides such as Roundup seem to only burn back the foliage, providing no real effective control.
Control of this weed requires patience and persistence.
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