Landscaping Your Yard With Clumping Bamboo
Clumping bamboos are generally planted in gardens for ornamental effect or as privacy screens or windbreaks. Clumping bamboo is also a wonderful living tool for home yard landscaping. If you decide to use clumping bamboos to landscaping your yard then here are several ideas for you. In areas where privacy fences can be no higher than 6 feet, hedges and living screens often can be as tall as 12 feet or more. If space allows, a stand of clumping bamboo that will become 2 feet in depth should provide light screening within the year and dense screening within another. Plants grow between 1 and 3 feet in height per year. For a screen, select one of the upright varieties if space is a consideration. Arching varieties tend to grow less tall, if height between properties is a concern. Consider bamboo when dense evergreens block air flow or create too much shade. Plant bamboo against a fence to create privacy and security at the same time.
Clumping bamboo is ideal for landscaping a large yard. Plant it on two or three sides of your patio to create an outdoor room for entertaining. Build a wall between the pool and the play equipment, or use bamboo to moderate the noise from play areas. Clumping bamboo reinforces the serenity of a reading or meditation area. It also serves as a good screen for the garage or other work areas. Use bamboo wherever you need to look at something fresh and green instead of less pleasing views.