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Rhizome & Root Barriers

Contact us at bamboo_habitat@comcast.net or call 267-329-8398 to discuss your project. We can assist you in choosing the proper height for your rhizome barrier and root barrier, and also answer any questions you have about your containment project.

Shipping Costs: Please send us your shipping address and we will calculate the shipping cost for you. For local pickup there is no shipping charges.

Prices:

  • 24″ x 60 mil, Rhizome Barrier, $2.05 per foot, $2.30 for less than 100′
  • 30″ x 60 mil, Rhizome Barrier, $2.00  per foot, $2.45 for less than 100′
  • 36″ x 60 mil, Rhizome Barrier, $2.95 per foot, $3.15 for less than 75′
  • 30″ x 80 mil, Rhizome Barrier, $3.00 per foot,  $3.20 for less than 100′
  • 36″ x 80 mil, Rhizome Barrier, $3.25 per foot, $3.50 for less than 100′ or more.
  • 2″ wide, petroleum based, industrial, double faced, seaming tape: $.95 a foot.

To order, please e-mail us at bamboo_habitat@comcast.net, with your order and we will send you an e-mail with a “Pay Pal” payment button. We also accept all major credit cards. Delivery time will be approx 2-5 days from time of order.

Bamboo Habitat is pleased to be a stocking distributor of  Root Barrier products.  Root Barriers are cost effective mechanical barriers made of recycled high density polyethylene ( HDPE ). We have been stocking the rhizome barrier, for your bamboo containment needs, and are now handling their other products for root control also. We are happy to cross reference Root Barrier products with other companies to give you a competitive quote. The smooth surface of the polyethylene acts as barrier to control the rhizome, or root growth, within the desired area. The young rhizomes and roots are very soft and are diverted by the barrier. This allows you to plant your bamboo or trees without concerns of roots and rhizomes growing into unwanted areas or lifting your hard scape. Ideally used with new plantings, it can also be used to control established bamboo groves and tree roots.

We will address bamboo containment next, and then  Root Barrier products.

Bamboo comes in many varieties, but they are either of the clumping type or the running type which has rhizome. For the clumping types of bamboo, barrier may not be needed. The running types are great for privacy fences and large peaceful groves, but will spread if not contained. If you are fortunate enough to have enough land and the spreading of your bamboo is no problem, barrier is not needed. For most applications however, bamboo is best contained within the desired area. You can then enjoy the beauty of bamboo without worrying about it spreading into undesirable areas (your neighbor’s backyard).

Installation of the rhizome barrier is achieved by digging a trench (renting a “Ditch Witch” at your local equipment rental store will save you a lot of time) around the desired area and placing the barrier within the trench. Tilt the top of the barrier out from the center as you back fill the dirt. This will help direct root growth up, as opposed to down. We recommend leaving approximately 2”- 3” inches above ground, to control any surfacing roots. At the point where your need to join the two ends, we recommend overlapping about 4 feet and seaming in two places within that 4 foot overlap, with our seaming tape.

Concerning the thickness of the rhizome barrier you may need, we are recommending, and stock, the 60 mil thick, rhizome barrier. We recommend it for longevity and durability. We can also provide the 24″ x 40 mil Rhizome Barrier for lighter applications.

In regards to what height to use, if you have particularly loamy soil and are planting very large, aggressive running bamboo, 30” high, or 36″ high, rhizome barrier should be used.

To order, please e-mail us at bamboo_habitat@comcast.net, with your order and we will send you an e-mail with a “Pay Pal” payment button. We also accept all major credit cards. Delivery time will be approx 2-5 days from time of order.

If you have any questions about your particular landscaping project, send us an e-mail, or call us at 267-329-8398, we are always happy to assist. Bamboo Habitat, 1214 Snyder Road, Perkiomenville PA. Pease make appointment before visiting.

Root Barrier Products:

Products:

Dual Purpose, Rhizome Root Barrier Panels, 85 mil, 24” wide, 12”, 18”, 24”, 36” and 48″ high. The panels are designed for surround or linear installations and have a panel to panel self-interlocking connection which eliminates the need for gluing. Also feature the 90 degree root deflecting ribs. Multi purpose for curbs, sidewalks and new and existing trees. Made of recycled, high density polyethylene.

Linear Root Barrier Rolls, 40 mil and 60 mil, 20’ long rolls, 12”, 18” and 24” high. The rolls feature 90 degree root deflecting ribs with self-interlocking connections. This an ideal product for sidewalk applications. Made of recycled, high density polyethylene.

Inner Rib Pre-cut Barrier, 60 mil thick. These pre-cut root barriers are designed to be used in planting boxes for large trees and bushes. Our pre-cut root barriers are designed to fit 24 inch square boxes and 36 inch square boxes. Depth of the 24″ square box can be either 18″ or 24″.. The 36″ square box can be, 18″, 24″ or 36 ” deep. Each panel has the 90 degree root deflecting ribs, every 6″, on the inner surface. Made of recycled, high density polystyrene.

Moisture Barrier, 20 mil, 30 mil, 40 mil, 60 mil and 80 mil thick. 12″, 18″, 24″ 30″ 36″ and 48 inch high. This is an ideal product for those areas you want to keep moisture from, including irrigation projects. Made of recycled, high density polyethylene.

Contact us at bamboo_habitat@comcast.net or 267-329-8398, for pricing and technical assistance. We are always happy to assist.

Jim Shannon
Bamboo Habitat, 1214 Snyder Road, Perkiomenville PA. Please make appointment before visiting.