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Name: Anna Templeton
Greensboro, NC
annatemplet
Feb 17, 2018 8:01 AM CST
Hello,

I live in central NC (Greensboro). I planted Lirope as a border in my yard. Unfortunately, I purchased Lirope that multiplies! I have Lirope popping up everywhere. I need to get rid of this stuff, but there is so much it seems like an impossible task. I was told my a local nursery that I would need to dig up all the Lirope if I did not want to used Roundup (which I don't want to do). Any suggestions.

I also have bamboo, which I have no idea where it came from). My neighbors also have it. How in the world do you get rid of this?

Thank you so much.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Feb 17, 2018 12:30 PM CST
It should not be too hard to dig up liriope while the ground is soft and you can find side shoots attached. Bamboo is a whole nother thing to get rid of.
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Name: Anna Templeton
Greensboro, NC
annatemplet
Feb 19, 2018 7:04 AM CST
Thank you Sally, but I have a LOT of Lirope and it will take a long, long, time to dig it all up. I really need a serious answer for the bamboo.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 19, 2018 7:14 AM CST
I sympathize! but don't know if there's a good alternative for the Liriope, to Roundup or digging. Maybe if you can cut it all very short and cover with something that will totally block the light for many months. Even weekly mowing will let it persists a long time, I almost think one could mow it like a lawn and not kill it.
I fight stray pieces of green Liriope.
Bamboo is even worse. Thumbs down
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Feb 19, 2018 7:20 AM CST
You can thank your neighbor for not containing his bamboo,its so invasive, some towns on Long Island have banned it, all I can say is your going to have to keep pulling it up, it's a night mare to get rid of. Other members might have a better idea for you, Good Luck Crossing Fingers!
Name: Anna Templeton
Greensboro, NC
annatemplet
Feb 19, 2018 7:23 AM CST
I have tried everything. I have mowed it, pour salt on it, poured vinegar on it, even used Roundup on some, and still portions of it did not die! I guess this is going to be an ongoing project for a long, long time. I just have to be relentless!

Thank you!
Name: Anna Templeton
Greensboro, NC
annatemplet
Feb 19, 2018 7:42 AM CST
Hi Christine,

I hope that your comment re "thanking my neighbor for NOT containing the bamboo" was a typo. I have spent a lot of money trying to rid a portion of my yard from it. One of my neighbors has no intention of containing what is in his yard, since a friend uses it for craft projects!! There is a fence between our yards, but it grows under the fence. UGH!

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