Originally Posted by NJGardner
How do I prevent bamboo from coming into my backyard
Just kidding...bamboo eradication is tough, but doable. Your gonna need a shovel and lots of elbow grease.
If it's coming from a neighbor's yard, you need to dig down along the fence, wall, whatever, until you are below the last bamboo root. Go a little more. Place an impermeable barrier(not landscape fabric or plastic...think tin or metal, along the side of your excavation and backfill. make sure your trench extends well past the ends of the visible plant on the other side. Bamboo roots grow quickly, and can run underground for several yards from any visible growth. Bamboo is quite invasive. In your yard, dig out any and all roots, shoots, corms, and anything else you find. Be vigilant...the smallest shoot can turn into another invasion really fast.
Good luck...It took me years to get rid of an invasion from a neighbors 'Tea Garden'