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    Default Grassy type bamboo

    you know the clumping stuff the size of your finger.
    A co worker was talking about digging some up and how hard it was going to be.
    I (being a nice guy and looking for seat time) told him I would bring over the BX with the box blade and we would hook it with the root rake and pop that "grass" right out of the ground
    I WAS WRONG!!!!!
    all I as able to do was spin out in the guys yard. They stuff was like a steel wall. Told him to get a rent backhoe or a stump grinder or get A-bomb

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    Chemicals might work better.
    Equipment rental can be rough on your time, wallet and turf.
    Atomics are not residential friendly.

    -Mike Z. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    He says he has tried roundup (and other stuff) with little to no luck

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    chucko:

    In my area the local's call it "bull grass" or "swamp grass" I mowed mine, over & over for years and finely won the war it died off and the grass has taken it over.

    Tuff stuff......Round up won't touch it, I never did try gas and a match......hummm??????

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    Every once in a while I run across someone asking about planting bamboo.

    On PURPOSE?!?!?!?! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]


    There's a word to describe such idiocy, I just don't know what it is.


    In China, they make good use of it for a lot of things.

    Good place for it, in my book! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    As long as it's clumping bamboo it's not going to take over a yard like the running type will.

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    We were in the Carolinas and Virginias a few weeks ago and I noticed lots of bamboo along the roadways. Hadn't seen it the last time I was there. Is it the revenge of the kudzu? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    well a nice size panda or two is the bamboos natural enemy .... now where oh where to find a couple of those [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    There are a number of vegetation killers on the market that will destroy anything. I've used Scorcher before with good results but there should be other choices down at the hardware store.

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    Default Re: Grassy type bamboo

    Yea but dead is still there and he wants it dug up and gone. I wished him luck.

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