How to Find Bamboo Stakes

Overview

Bamboo stakes come in many sizes, lengths and colors. Fast-growing and plentiful to harvest, straight bamboo stakes make economical, resilient plant supports and exotic-looking fences in gardens. Finding bamboo stakes is not difficult, but knowing your needs, the businesses to contact or visit, and relevant questions to ask make obtaining bamboo stakes much easier. Remember that purchasing stakes in larger quantities means lower cost.

Step 1

Visit a local hardware store or garden center. See what stakes are available, including bamboo options, in the outdoors or garden aisles where there are trellis supplies that include rope, ties, stakes and other sundries.

Step 2

Consult with the store clerk or manager about bamboo stakes and their availability, and mention your needs. Ask store employees for their ideas on where to find bamboo stakes. Suppliers, their neighbors or a competitor make have exactly what you need.

Step 3

Ask if the store can special order bamboo stakes. If not, ask an employee if he or she can recommend a supplier.

Step 4

Consult a telephone business directory. Search for names of businesses in the "Plants," "Landscaping Equipment and Supplies" or "Nurseries - Plants & Trees," and call them to inquire about bamboo stakes.

Step 5

Consider searching the Internet for "bamboo stakes." Stakes purchased online may cost more after shipping and handling charges are added, and they take a longer-than-desired time to arrive.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid buying bamboo stakes that are dry and have shattered ends. Although they may last for months in the garden, their brittleness can cause installation problems or compromise their strength.

Things You'll Need

  • Telephone business directory
  • Internet connection

References

  • Calibambo.com: Why Bamboo?
  • BeautifulBamboo.com: Bamboo Poles

Who Can Help

  • Examples of Bamboo Stake Lengths and Diameters, Pricing.
Keywords: bamboo stakes, bamboo poles, plant stakes

About this Author

James Burghardt has written for The Public Garden, Docent Educator, numerous non-profit newsletters and for Learn2Grow.com's comprehensive plant database. He holds a Master's degree in Public Horticulture from the University of Delaware and studied horticulture and biology in Australia at Murdoch University and the University of Melbourne's Burnley College.