What Kind Of Landscaping Under Bamboo?


For landscaping purposes, it’s good to know that there are two main types of bamboo: running and clumping. Running bamboos are considered invasive because they spawn underground “runners” (called rhizomes) that extend away from the parent plant by large distances.


Using underlayment under your bamboo floor can provide soundproofing, moisture protection, and stability and reduce wood on wood squeaking. Bamboo flooring and an underlayment/vapor barrier can be installed on any existing floor, including concrete, wood flooring, vinyl tile, linoleum, tile, etc., as long as the floor is flat and solid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What plant goes well with bamboo?

Evergreen phormiums are a good companion to bamboo, needing equally minimal maintenance. Bamboo will not grow in water, but newly planted specimens will need plenty of it for the first two years until they become established.

Will landscaping stop bamboo?

Do not use regular landscape fabric, since most of the larger bamboos can push through it. Instead, use thick high-density polyethylene fabric recommended for bamboos. Bamboo plants are beautiful and special plants, as well as being great landscape features or easy-care screening plants.

Can bamboo be planted with other plants?

Can I mix different varieties of bamboo? Yes, they will grow together fine. If you allow plenty of room there will not be any problems. If you contain the species to a small area then you should plant only one species.

What kind of bamboo is best for landscaping?

Popular bamboo species used for this purpose include clumping varieties, Golden Bamboo and Dwarf Malay. The only drawback for landscape gardeners is that these clumping bamboo don’t grow as tall as the more invasive running bamboo.

What's the best way to create a bamboo garden?

Select a place where the plants are getting enough sunlight. The huge number of species means that you will not have difficulty in finding the right one and looking at all these wonderful bamboo garden design ideas you may find your inspiration. Some species are adaptable for growing in the ground and in containers.

Where can I find different types of bamboo?

Fargesia is a clumping bamboo that belongs to the flowering plant section of the grass family. It is native to China but can be found in some areas of eastern Himalayas and Vietnam. Some species of the Fargesia are cultivated as ornamental plants like the fountain bamboo or umbrella bamboo.

Why are bamboo plants popular in Asian gardens?

There are many varieties of dwarf bamboo that will be excellent as accent plants and add Asian charm to your garden. Bamboo can be seen in many garden designs and landscape magazines. The reasons for the growing popularity of these gardens are that it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and looks elegant and graceful.

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