Elizabeth Foushee wrote:We would like to plant some running bamboo along our fence and far, distant pasture in order to have some privacy for ourselves. However, we are afraid the running bamboo may spread into the neighbors’ yard. It is a very long distance and the neighbors are uphill, so we need the most cover for the money, but at the same time don’t want to cause any issues. Running bamboo sounds like the best bet?
Just last night the neighbors had their truck running without anyone in it and left the lights on, shining directly into our house’s windows and it woke my 8 month old baby.
They need to be blocked. Asap.
Judith Browning wrote:
In the meantime maybe get some heavy drapes for the windows to block the lights from their truck?
Michael Cox wrote:Bamboo is probably a really bad idea. Once it gets established it will run and run, and be nearly impossible to control or eradicate. You are trading a short term gain (privacy) in exchange for a future liability. One that you, or the subsequent landowners, will have to manage.
Better options for screening:
Tall hedging trees. Here in the UK poplar is very common on field boundaries. It grows tall and straight and forms excellent windbreaks and privacy screens. It pollards easily as well, so they are typically cut back down to around 10ft tall every 15 to 20 years - producing plenty of firewood.
Elizabeth Foushee wrote:My husband and I live in Alabama and have 44 acres. Most of it is pasture and very picturesque, except for one thing, the neighbors’ compound. We would like to plant some running bamboo along our fence and far, distant pasture in order to have some privacy for ourselves.
Yes, bamboo is a good option.
Simple solution (i am citing): Digging a trench 0.5-0.7 m deep.