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Bamboo Rhizome Barrier Containment and Supplies

Shipping Information

Notes:

Due to the ongoing fluctuation in prices that affect the shipping fuel costs and oil based plastics markets all prices listed here are current to January 2017 and are subject to future price changes that will reflect on current prices. All Prices are subject to change. So be sure to use this price list as a "Ball Park" figure price list and do e-mail "Bamboo Gardener LLC" to get a actual "Current" Price quote before you mail your payment.

Rhizome Barriers

Below are the two best available barriers that we recommend at this time for bamboo containment.

No man made barrier will ever be 100% effective.

Mother nature and it's child "Bamboo" will always in the end find a way to out smart humans.

Maintenance on a continuous twice yearly care of all bamboo plantings is highly recommended and an important part of the containment system. Without proper maintenance the bamboo will escape. With proper maintenance of a rhizome barrier containment system even the 60 mil barrier will eventually fail. Even a so called "Life Time Roof" will not last forever.

Bamboo Gardener has witnessed in 2005 rhizomes of Phyllostachys nigra piercing 40-mil barrier in Seattle. In the Spring of 2008 a 60-mil barrier was pierced also. Thus the upgrade to 80-mil barrier.

So use the 80 mil barrier for all bamboos that are any larger then the ground covers (Except the clumpers as they spread very slowly and in most cases can be left alone in their spread), do twice a year care and as the barrier does fail either replace it just as you would with a old roof or do root pruning as you would on a bamboo planting that does not have a barrier.

Do not fret about having to do maintenance on your bamboo planting. Just think of it as less labor that is needed to maintain a lawn. And lawns needs care twice a month or roses that require continuous care all Summer long. Bamboo really can get along with a twice yearly care and can thrive and look best if you pay attention to it once each season.

So water your bamboo in the Summer, root prune and water in the Fall, clean out thin and dead wood in the late Winter and fertilize, water and root prune if needed in the Spring.

The rhizome barrier is a High-Density Polyethylene plastic.

24 inch 80 mil. thick - $3.00 a linear foot
30 inch 80 mil. thick - $3.50 a linear foot

Smaller orders of less than 30 linear feet add 50 cents a foot.

Seam Kits

Each length of barrier has two ends. The seam will have to be sealed to help to discourage the rhizome from escaping through the opening. It also helps to deflect out side tree roots from opening the area where the two ends meet and create an open area for the rhizome to spread out of.

The kit includes an end cap, stainless steel nuts, bolts and washers plus instructions for installation. This is the "Second Generation Seam Kit" version designed, constructed and copyright © 2009 by Bamboo Gardener LLC. This exceptionally strong low profile kit was tested in Winter 2007 and is stronger than the barrier. The design in the application to the barrier and its low profile makes it the best seam kit on the market and is foreseen to be the best for years to come.

$12.00 for the 24 inch seam kit
$15.00 for the 30 inch seam kit

Example of payment and shipping procedure

UPS 3 Ground goes by truck only. You mail your check on a Wednesday, payment arrives in my PO BOX on a Friday, I pack your order on a Saturday and call in the order to UPS (UPS is closed on Sunday), UPS picks up on Monday afternoon. The package is then in transport on the west coast states only about 3-4 days. States other then the west coast (WA,OR,CA), have the truck going in many different routes and warehouses so it could take 7-10 days to get to you from Seattle, Washington. For plants this can be rough, but barrier systems can handle this and are best sent this way because of the heavy nature of the plastic.

Rhizome Barrier

80 mil barrier (Shipping & Handling costs. The 24-inch 80 mil barrier can be shipped also. E-mail your ship-to address and order to find the current shipping costs. These are prices for UPS ground shipment to continental US addresses only. Due to the ongoing fluctuation in prices that affect the shipping costs and oil based plastics markets all prices listed here are current to January 2014 and are subject to future price changes that will reflect on current prices. All Prices are subject to change. So be sure to use this price list as a "Ball Park" figure price list and do e-mail "Bamboo Gardener LLC" to get a actual "Current" Price quote before you mail your payment.

Linear FeetPriceUPS Ground ShippingTotal
30$105.00$93$198.00
40$140.00$95$235.00
50$175.00$105$280.00
60$210.00$110$320.00
70$245.00$130$375.00
80$280.00$145$445.00
90$315.00$207$522.00
100$350.00$227$577.00

Seam Kits

24 inch & 30 inch seam kits can go UPS Ground. They both cost the same to ship within the U.S. addresses. If the seam kit is the same length as the barrier add $5.00 per seam kit to go along with your barrier order in some cases to cover the additional shipping fee. If you are ordering only one seam kit (and not along with and included in the same package with a barrier order) then the cost for shipping & handling is $25.00. If ordering more then just one kit only, add $5.00 extra per kit for shipping. Be sure to add the cost of the kit price at $12.00 per 24 inch kit and $15.00 per 30 inch kit to your order total.

Barrier and Seam Kits are shipped by UPS ground which can take up to 7 - 10 business days which is the most inexpensive cost for shipping. Orders of maximum weight orders will have to have the kits shipped separately thus the shipping cost will be more and quoted per order.

Due to the ongoing fluctuation in prices that affect the shipping fuel costs and oil based plastics markets all prices listed here are current to January 2015 and are subject to future price changes that will reflect on current prices. All Prices are subject to change. So be sure to use this price list as a "Ball Park" figure price list and do e-mail "Bamboo Gardener LLC" to get a actual "Current" Price quote before you mail your payment.


We accept cash, checks and money orders, Bank Transfers made payable to: Bamboo Gardener LLC. In U.S. Funds.

Questions? E-mail and I will answer, phone between 8AM and 5PM Pacific Time and I will call you back.

E-mail Bamboo Gardener LLC at james@bamboogardener.com
Mailing address is:

Bamboo Gardener LLC
P.O. Box 17949
Seattle, WA 98127
Telephone: 206-371-1072


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