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Growing A Bamboo Fence

Bamboo grows very quickly, with some varieties growing 10 feet per year. This rapid growth makes bamboo an excellent choice when you want a natural fence and you want it quickly. There are many invasive species of bamboo that are best avoided. A clump is usually 3 to 10 feet around, depending on the bamboo variety. Clumping bamboo stays where you plant it, so you'll need a number of plants to create a barrier fence. You'll need to take some extra steps during plating to keep it contained. If you live in a colder area, consider cold-hardy species. To plant your bamboo, dig a hole that is 1.5 to 2 times the size of the plant's root ball. You will be able to see the old soil line on the plant. Thoroughly water your new plants. Keep weeds away from young plants to reduce competition. Apply a 10-10-10 fertilizer to the bamboo each spring. If you've chosen and planted clumping bamboo, you're done.

Growing A Bamboo Fence

Bamboo grows very quickly, with some varieties growing 10 feet per year. This rapid growth makes bamboo an excellent choice when you want a natural fence and you want it quickly. There are many invasive species of bamboo that are best avoided. A clump is usually 3 to 10 feet around, depending on the bamboo variety. Clumping bamboo stays where you plant it, so you'll need a number of plants to create a barrier fence. You'll need to take some extra steps during plating to keep it contained. If you live in a colder area, consider cold-hardy species. To plant your bamboo, dig a hole that is 1.5 to 2 times the size of the plant's root ball. You will be able to see the old soil line on the plant. Thoroughly water your new plants. Keep weeds away from young plants to reduce competition. Apply a 10-10-10 fertilizer to the bamboo each spring. If you've chosen and planted clumping bamboo, you're done.

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