Our kit is comprised of all plastic & marine grade stainless hardware to prevent rust. Deterioration is the main reason for failure in a subterranean environment. Installing corrosion-resistant material is important to protect your investment. Wood rots quickly, most metal rusts fairly fast, and concrete will eventually crack. Bamboo Shield combined with the securing kit is the optimal solution for long term containment of bamboo.
The straps are offered in 24″, 30″, and 36″ lengths. Thickness is 1/4″ each side. A drill with a ¼ bit, and 2x 10mm wrenches are needed to secure the fasteners.
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.