How do I kill bamboo roots?

Asked August 2, 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

3 Responses

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:

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 chemical of choice is Round Up ( glyphosate)..