For light duty bamboo or invasive species control applications. For more than a decade thousands of our customers have installed 30 mil barrier to control bamboo and we have received very few reports of bamboo puncturing the barrier.
Provides dependable containment for the vast majority of bamboo applications. 60 mil barrier provides a thick, durable barrier to contain bamboo rhizomes or other aggressive invasive species.
How to Install Bamboo Barrier Diagram
Preparing For Installation:
You will have to dig near the bamboo to find out how deep the existing roots are extending into the ground. In other words, if the bamboo plant's roots extend into the ground 18-inches, you should choose a 30-inch barrier.
That's because, when you install the barrier, the roots will run downward in an attempt to go around the barrier. Even though the roots will more than likely head upward, there's still a chance they will head further underground.
By allowing an extra 12-inches in depth will provide a greater protection against the roots going under the barrier.
Once you have determined the correct height of the barrier, you will need to dig a trench, around the bamboo area,at a depth of 2-inches less than the height of your barrier.
In other words, if your barrier is 30-inches, the trench should be 28-inches. This will allow 2-inches of the material to stick out above the ground, forcing the bamboo roots to grow upward and jump over the barrier.
Note: Bamboo roots are naturally inclined to jump.Once the roots start jumping, you will visibly see them and be able to cut them back to prevent further spreading.