Kudzu grows under a variety of conditions. For example, the terrain can be level or steep, a creek can be present, and trees might be affected. Effective containment requires the use of various combinations of methods.
Quick one-time treatments rarely yield long–term success with kudzu. Planned, well thought out, multiple year treatments are much more likely to yield true and defensible reductions in kudzu.
There are various methods for attacking kudzu without herbicides. These methods are not generally well known due to their recent introduction and lack of instruction. Even when known, these methods might not be practiced due to the absence of volunteers with suitable equipment (bushhog, skid loader, plastic sheets, brush cutters, and so on), or due to the absence of sufficient volunteer time.