Can I plant bamboo if my yard looks like this? Sure. Special adjustments must be made first.
Please see our “Instant Gratification” section in Before & After.

What about shade? No problem. Bamboo loves the shade and actually produces bigger, more tropical looking leaves in shady areas.

Psuedosasa Japonica (Arrow Bamboo) in the shade (below) next to Bamboo Bob’s custom, outdoor bamboo shower.
There’s Bamboo Bob amidst a sea of Sasa palmata (which is only supposed to get 7ft. tall).  It was grown in HEAVY SHADE in East Orange, NJ