Bamboo is an exotic plant that can be seen in many parks. They are very durable plants that you can see as fences and other obstacles in the garden. Most varieties grow very tall, and although they can be trimmed from above, most grow well above three feet in height. This guide is designed to give you the tips you need to plant bamboo in your garden and show you some ideas that will inspire you to incorporate bamboo into your outdoor decoration. Because bamboo grows into such a large plant, many are worried that bamboo growing in their gardens will overtake other plants that live there. Let’s look at the growth patterns of bamboo plants and consider ways to control them.
As you can see, bamboo growth needs to be controlled. You can ensure that bamboo does not spread too far by planting it in a barrier. I really like making my own bamboo grower place it in my garden from harvested bamboo stems. To do this, you need to find tall, straight bamboo stems and harvest them using a trimmer that can easily cut the plant.
Another way to keep the growth of your bamboo plants under control is to prune them regularly. The best way to prune your bamboo garden is to do it from the top where the stems are narrower and easier to manage. I have found that having a special bamboo trimmer for this purpose ensures that you can quickly cut your bamboo plants easily.
Planting bamboo at a distance of about three to five feet will produce a dense wall of plant life. Even if there seems to be a lot of space between plants, bamboo will grow stronger and taller every year. Depending on the type of bamboo you are planting, one year can produce one to five feet of new growth. Let’s say that your newly planted bamboo plant is about eight feet tall with three to four stems each year, next year the plant will have at least seven-ten feet tall. Every year, this pattern continues until there is no more room in your garden for other plants.