How to kill bamboo and stop it causing damage to your home and garden

Bamboo is a popular choice in gardens
Bamboo is a popular choice in gardens (Image credit: Getty Images)

Knowing how to kill bamboo can help protect your home from becoming overwhelmed when this plant grows out of control. 

Bamboo is a popular choice in garden designs because it grows quickly and is a natural and beautiful way of maintaining privacy and providing shade. However, left unchecked it can become invasive if not managed effectively. There is even the risk that it could cause structural damage to surrounding properties, fences, patios, and decking if left to spread.

Sam Webb

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