Clumping bamboo, though not as fast-growing as spreading bamboo, is ideal for creating a contained hedge, grove or barrier. It will grow and spread but at a much slower rate than spreading bamboo: inches per year rather than feet. It is tall and dramatic for both a landscape feature and effective screening.
Dig a hole for each clump of bamboo. Make the hole as deep as the container or root-ball and about twice as wide.
Make a mixture of half compost and half topsoil.
Add the compost-soil mixture to the hole, leaving just enough room for the plant itself.
Gently loosen the bamboo clump from the pot or unwrap the root ball from any non-organic material and place the bamboo in the prepared hole.
Add enough of the compost-soil mixture to reach the soil level around the hole, allowing the green shoots of the bamboo to poke out. Pat gently to pack in the soil just a bit.