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What you need:
  • Bamboo plant
  • Shovel
  • Corrugated plastic
  • Mulch
Bamboo is an invasive plant. Take precautions when planting or it can spread like wildfire. Start by digging a hole at least 2' deep and as wide as you want the bamboo to eventually become. The deeper you make the hole the better chance you have of containing the bamboo.
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Line the hole with corrugated plastic. If you have to cut more than one piece of the plastic to span the circumference of the hole, make sure it overlaps 6" or so on each side.
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Fill the center of the plastic cylinder with the soil you removed from the hole. When you place the bamboo in the hole, be sure the crown is at the same level as the surrounding soil.
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Place the bamboo in the cylinder. Add or subtract soil to bring it to the proper level.
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Backfill the hole. First fill outside of the cylinder, then inside it.
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After backfilling, water the bamboo. Concentrate on the center of the cylinder.
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The last step is mulching around the bamboo. Avoid piling the mulch around the crown of the bamboo.