Bamboo Shield – 60 mil thick by 24in depth

5.00 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews )

$29.85$447.75

  • $1.99 per linear foot + free shipping.
  • 60 mil is effective for cold to warm climates with small to medium size bamboo.
  • Controls growth of bamboo by limiting rhizome (root) expansion
  • Superior to metals because it will not rust and easier to install
  • Protective side is chrome rolled to provide a better rhizome deflection surface.
  • 60 mil (1/16th inch or 1.5 mm) material thickness that provides 130 pound-force puncture resistance.

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Product Description

Bamboo Barrier is a diversion type control method with a smooth surface on the side facing your bamboo planting. It is made from HDPE, high-density polyethylene. Superior to metals because it will not rust and easier to install. Bamboo roots typically travel in the first 12 inches of topsoil. Barrier are sold in 24″, 30″, and 36″ depths to provide extra protection from stray growth.

The polyethylene barrier has been made from recyclable post industrial regrind material when possible. Plastic thinner than 30 mil has been shown to crack when ground temperatures 24 inches deep get below -15 degrees F. This would be extremely cold and the thickness greater than 30 mil does great at handling very cold temperatures without damage. The plastic barrier has a better chance not cracking when frozen like other materials. Even concrete will freeze and crack over the years. Driveways are poured 4 to 6 inches deep to allow heavy vehicles passage and parking. Seldom are driveways seen without cracks. Concrete was used many years ago ( Byron Agriculture Station in Byron, Georgia) as a below ground barrier system and found to crack below the frost line allowing bamboo rhizomes to emerge through to the other side. One of the many myths of bamboo is its ability to crack solid concrete. While a clumping type bamboo may do this, given enough years, a running type bamboo just runs and does not usually apply the outward pressure of a clumping bamboo or hardwood tree.

Bamboo is not magical, but persistent and its root system will eventually find cracks in concrete and emerge through them. If the environment ( sunlight & soil ) is suitable once it emerges the bamboo will grow if not terminated. The rhizome ( root ) when growing is very soft and flexible and will always turn when it encounters something harder. Furthermore, installation of a barrier will accelerate the grow of a bamboo screen. The growth will be more dense because of the confinements and stimulate the screening effect. The Bamboo Barrier in the 60mil x 24″ width is our most popular size and we have been selling it for over 15 years without any reported problems.

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29 reviews for Bamboo Shield – 60 mil thick by 24in depth

  1. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    This is a great product to control bamboo. Quick shipping.

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  2. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    This will definitely do the trick. Im at the end of the horizontal growth season, and so far the barrier appears to doing its job. Great transaction all around!

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  3. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Great for sand sculpting

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  4. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    It's a little known secret but Lewis Bamboo has a small following of Sand Sculptors that purchase their forms from this site. In fact, the AA division of sculptors brought in by Texas SandFest from all over north America were supplied a set of barrier bought from Lewis Bamboo. I even have my own set. We use the barrier to pound up several tons of sand, creating a multi-tier stack of filled sand, like a cake. This stuff is tough.

    The 60 mil is great for filling a 5ft diameter or less form. 80 mil is great for 6ft diameter or more. I've gone as high as 14 feet with 10 tons of sand using these forms. What's great is how easy they are to clean and easy to transport. before we were using wood forms, which are bulky, heavy and pain to use. These barriers can roll up and fit, pushed into a army duffel bag and tossed in the trunk of my car. I use them whenever I'm sculpting and even recommend them to other sculptors.

    I'll be buying more barrier when spring rolls around.

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  5. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Fast Delivery, This Barrier Material is Nice Thick Flexible Plastic (about 1/16" ) A Quality Product, Easy to cut with utility knife.

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  6. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Package came in without the clamp, contacted the store and they responsed by sending the clamp right away without any question. Very good communication !

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  7. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Very fast shipping, looks like a sturdy barrier. Lots of digging to install the 30 feet at a depth of a foot but if this will stop bamboo, it should stop my flowerbed's nutgrass issue, so I'm good. (For a hundred years as advertised, LOL)

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  8. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    I used the bamboo block material for my raised bed vegetable garden, to keep the roots from the surrounding landscaping out of my raised beds. 75 feet of trench through hard clay was a big project, but I got 'er done. The material was just exactly what was needed to do the job. 5 stars!

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  9. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Good quality barrier and thick, time will tell how well it holds bamboo in.

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  10. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    easy to work with. should do the job.

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  11. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Solid barrier

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  12. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Good, heavy duty shield. Am sure it will prevent spread of roots

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  13. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Great product and works great. Everything as described.

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  14. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Much thicker then i expected.

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  15. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    This product is tough but bendable. It is quite easy to cut with a utility knife. Also, it was easy to lay in the trench. Good value too.

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  16. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    As advertised. I even contacted Lewis Bamboo via Text Message support, and got an instant response.

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  17. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    As described and delivered very promptly.

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  18. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Product was good and the owner of the business was very glad to help me when I had issues with the delivery. Although I was inconvenienced, he was regretful and tried to do everything he could to help.

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  19. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    It kept out 90% if our neighbor's bamboo.
    We managed the other 10%

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  20. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    One of the best companies around. I ordered the wrong size and they stopped it mid-shipment. The product is superior and looks great. Can't beat the price.

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  21. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Just what I needed. OK - I really needed a longer piece, but that was my mistake for not physically measuring how far my neighbor's bamboo had traveled. I'm glad to have 15' of my yard at least protected. Will order more if I notice their bamboo making its way around my shield.

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  22. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Quality item!

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  23. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    should do the job

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  24. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Worked great

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  25. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    i say i love it but won't really know for years to determine if they work as a root barrier for ficus nitida (sp?)

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  26. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Seems just fine thick as expected

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  27. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Easy to use and so far no escaping bamboo but time will be the judge.

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  28. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    Well organized store, reasonable shipping charges and super fast service. Overall, a great shopping experience!

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  29. jb1kenob@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    I wish all businesses operated this way! Excellent service! Thank you!

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    Installation Instructions

    Bamboo barrier material is installed vertically in the ground. Bamboo’s root system runs parallel to the ground, typically in the first 3-12 inches of the soil. Dependent upon climate zone, species, soil composition, and age of bamboo grove, some rhizomes can go a little deeper.

    The Bamboo Shield is installed in the trench with the shiny side towards the bamboo. It should be angled slightly outward so the bottom is closer and the top is farther away from the bamboo. Leave a 2” lip exposed above ground level.

    For our full installation instructions, please click here