Rhizome barrier may be used for any clumping or running types of bamboo. We always advise using a barrier to protect bamboo rhizomes from growing over property lines. Be careful when digging around electrical, cable, irrigation, gas, and water lines. Best to call your local utility company before you dig. They will be glad to come out and mark your areas in question. Before you dig call phone number 1-800-424-5555 or dial 811.