Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Posted 25th August 2015 in Nursery Ramblings

Line up both edges to make sure they have clean cuts.

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Before sliding the root barrier in to the trench create a fold on each end.

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

I find it's easy to do this over a solid edge like a table or length of wood

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Flat this fold to creat a crease in the root barrier

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Repeat with the other end bearing in mind you want the 2 ends to 'hook' together (turn the roll over to make sure the flaps hook together)

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Now slide your root barrier into the trench and 'hook' the two ends together. On one side add a length of timber

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Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Screw through the the 4 layers of root barrier into the timber baton. This holds the folds of the rhizome barrier closed controling bamboo growth

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

It should look something like this :)

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

Joining Bamboo Root Barrier

There are other ways of securing the fold, I just tried to show the easiest way for DIY'ers, using materials and tools you most people would have in the shed. Drilling small holes and using rivets of nuts and bolts with big washers is another good way.

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