I have Bamboo growing in my backyard and I would like to get rid of it. I have had it cut down and it only grows back. I would like to kill the roots.
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I use a weed whacker to cut up the ivy, but not take it to ground level.  You want to just barely cut the leaves.  Then apply either Round-up or a specific ivy killer.  The weed whacker cuts the leaf and stems to allow the chemical to enter the leaf and stem and kill the plant.  Ivy is a tough plant with a coating on the leaves and stems that is difficult for chemicals to get through without this "pre-treatment".

The same treatment might work on the bamboo if you repeat it several times during the growing season.
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