It seems like a sustainable idea: Place some bamboo plants in the yard to add some vegetation and create a fast-growing barrier to act as a natural fence between neighbors. But here's the reality: Bamboo is an incredibly invasive plant species that's best used as a small indoor plant in your home. The fast-growing plant knows no boundaries, so it can quickly spread onto your neighbor's property and also choke out native plant species. And if you ever want to remove the bamboo, it will take a lot of chemical herbicides to kill it for good. Leave bamboo plants to their native regions and go with other fast-growing bushes and trees instead.
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