Im building a house on a cleared lot. The problem is that bamboo shoots have reappeared up through the cleared dirt. How do I get rid of it? Renee
Do you mean Japanese Knotweed? If so, it's very tough. There are discussions about it on various forums on Garden Web.
Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese Knot Weed
Nope, Thats not it. This has narrow pointed leaves. When I was a child we used to cut it to make a fishing pole.
There is a long running old thread about bamboo on the Virginia gardening forum, its kind of amusing if you enjoy other people's pain.
Here is a link that might be useful: old thread about bamboo
Thats pretty discouraging. At least the lot is other wise cleared except for a large white oak tree and some Lob Lolly Bays. Maybe we can try to control it before planting anything else.
I haven't tussled with it yet but I understand it's a tough one.
Here is a link that might be useful: Bamboo Eradication