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Old 2021-06-03, 19:02   #100
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Would the 24 inch wide barrier be deep enough? It seems they go up to 36 inches wide but I'm sure I could overlap them if needed.
It's a function of the depth more than the width.

Some grasses (including bamboo) can be amazingly creative in how they propagate.
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Old 2021-06-03, 21:27   #101
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I suppose I will need to compare the cost of getting multiple smaller Fargesia or fewer Phyllostachys but with the barrier material. Would the 24 inch wide barrier be deep enough? It seems they go up to 36 inches wide but I'm sure I could overlap them if needed.

Here's some pictures of the area where these will be planted, in case it's helpful:
A depth of 24" should be adequate. It is rare in my experience for the rhizomes to go more than 12" deep.
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Old 2021-06-04, 13:36   #102
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Here's some pictures of the area where these will be planted, in case it's helpful:
Those pictures are informative.

I'm guessing those little ponds by the foundation are where plants were dug out.

I don't know how long those ponds persist, but if it's more than a week you might want to do something to keep mosquitos from breeding in them.

If there's a way downhill away from that wall, you might want to run some drainage tile from the downspouts to direct roof runoff away from the foundation.
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Old 2021-06-04, 17:45   #103
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Those pictures are informative.

I'm guessing those little ponds by the foundation are where plants were dug out.

I don't know how long those ponds persist, but if it's more than a week you might want to do something to keep mosquitos from breeding in them.

If there's a way downhill away from that wall, you might want to run some drainage tile from the downspouts to direct roof runoff away from the foundation.
Indeed, there were some scraggly rosebushes there beforehand! It just rained 2 days ago, the water usually doesn't stick around long enough for mosquitoes. It does take a few days though. The land here is pretty flat, so nowhere to route any drainage...
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Old 2021-06-04, 18:22   #104
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The land here is pretty flat, so nowhere to route any drainage...
I don't know if this is of any value to you, but here in the Caribbean, we very often use "soakaways" to manage standing surface water. Mosquitos are serious vectors down here...

Just to share some levity...

Down here soakaways are usually called "wells". That can be very "entertaining" when you have engineers from both here and "away" using the same nomenclature for *very* different things on the same project...
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Down here soakaways are usually called "wells".
You mean an infiltration swale?
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Old 2021-06-04, 20:06   #106
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You mean an infiltration swale?
Yes.
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Yes.
I was working with/at one and an attached multi 10,000 (gal or lit) cistern on Wednesday.
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I was working with/at one and an attached multi 10,000 (gal or lit) cistern on Wednesday.
We both know we both know we know what we're doing...

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I figured out this morning that the little shrub with the red berries growing in my backyard is "Heavenly Bamboo" - which ... is NOT actually a bamboo. Nandina is the genus. Not only that, all parts of the plant are toxic to wildlife. Grr.


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I figured out this morning that the little shrub with the red berries growing in my backyard is "Heavenly Bamboo" - which ... is NOT actually a bamboo. Nandina is the genus. Not only that, all parts of the plant are toxic to wildlife. Grr.

Anything with red berries is not a bamboo.
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