Asked October 24, 2016, 8:57 AM EDT

How can I get rid of bamboo growing in my yard? It's beginning to take over. Thanks.

Montgomery County Texas

1 Response

Thanks for the question.

There are several types from which to choose:

-- Sprays that are taken up by the leaves, such as dalapon, MSMA, DSMA and glyphosate, and carried down to kill roots. Dalapon is available as Dowpon and glyphosate is available as Roundup, Klean-up and Weed-and-Grass Killer. Spray the actively growing leaves to wet and allow a six hour drying period. Even with these herbicides and mixing a double strength solution, repeated treatments will be necessary to completely eradicate established plants. To prevent these chemicals from injuring roots of trees and shrubs in the area, irrigate thoroughly before treating. Then do not irrigate again for 7-10 days.

The above is another link that may help .. Thanks for the submission.