You have reason to be skeptical of planting bamboo because it can take over your yard. Many homeowners and inexperienced landscapers have improperly planted bamboo and given it a bad reputation. Low Maintenance Landscape is one of the only companies with the knowledge and experience of how to contain bamboo in the landscape and utilize all of its wonderful assets.
A large evergreen bamboo screen can completely hide the view of a neighborís house, block traffic noise from a busy street and provide shelter from wind. Bamboo is often used to create evergreen privacy walls because there is no other plant that can match the density of bamboo. We often recommend bamboo for dry shade areas under large trees where no other evergreen will grow. A grove is usually contained with a thick plastic underground rhizome barrier. Bamboo is also used in open lawn areas where it can be maintained by normal mowing around the perimeter.