Well I got the bamboo barrier installed this weekend. It took a lot of digging, I think I dug for about 8hrs to make the trench. We went with 24" deep 60mil plastic. Jessica and my brother helped me get the liner cut and in place. Then I spend another couple of hours shoveling all of the dirt I just dug up back into the hole.
I don't see anyway the bamboo can go through this stuff. I think it could only go over or under it. Next weekend my brother is bringing me another load of mulch and we are going to mulch the bamboo. Hope this makes the neighbors happy because it was a royal pain to dig this in.
If you look really closely you can see the bamboo sprouts. Its growing super fast the tallest stalk grew about 5 inches over the weekend.
I am a third generation home builder in the Kansas City area. I grew up working for my Fathers construction company and I graduated w/ an Architecture degree from Kansas State University in 2005. I hope to eventually combine my two passions into a Design Build Company. I am currently working for myself at Studio Build doing projects in the Kansas City area. I'm currently looking for design/build work in the area and am tackling several local projects. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a project.
The following links are ones that I found throughout my remodel process. I purchased things from many of the sites, I'm not affiliated with any of them though I could be if for some reason they want to send me some free stuff. Hopefully these help some of you in your own adventures.