When we first moved into our house about 2 years ago, it never occurred to us to check what invasive plants already lived in our new home. Not that it would have changed our mind, but it helps to know what you are getting into.
It turns out that we have 3 of the worst invasive plants known to man:
2. Bermuda Grass
3. Algerian Ivy
We will detail our fight against each of these nasty invasive plants as we progress.
I thought of writing this post particularly because we cleaned out a section of bamboo that must have been there for 40 years. Here is what the bamboo looked like:
I’m sorry but anything that send out runners like this can’t be a good thing. Further, this stuff pushes right through concrete and recently we found this stuff growing in our garage – in the dark!
I did a quick Google search on, “how to kill bamboo”. The first result had the following advice:
1. You can’t kill it, it might kill you
2. You can try and contain it, but it will always grow back.
3. You might want to move to a new place.
Lots of great advice for someone looking for help. At any rate, we will keep you posted on our progress. I’ll also post a pic on the newly cleared area – not that it will remain bamboo free, but its a start =)