Drips and Irrigation - Lets talk water
Bamboo does best if it gets at least 2.5 cm of water a week, either from rainfall or manual watering. Water bamboo deeply to encourage deep roots, which will help protect your bamboo from drought. If possible, do not rake up bamboo leaves from the bamboo roots - as it provides a layer of self mulch and nutrients that help the bamboo to keep moist and fed.
If you are wanting to supercharge the growth of your bamboo - and want them to grow at their optimum, a good access to healthy nutrients (in the way of regular fertilizing) and regular water is key.
Our biggest tip is to spend a little time and effort rigging up a simple watering system. It can be manual - where you turn the tap on - or automatic and fed on a timer. Bamboo doesn't need that much water, but it does need a regular supply especially when it's getting established.
For those wondering where to start, head to your local hardware store and they can make recommendations.
A simple kit you can buy is something along these lines - where you lay the irrigation hose on the ground and the dripper at the base of the plants:
See our online kit here: Irrigation kit
And it really is as simple as:
So give it a go - and you're bamboo screen will be up in no time!
Any questions - please feel free to reach out to us and chat with Matt on 0417721909 as he's got 25+ years in the landscape industry and would be happy to provide free garden and irrigation advice.