I bought a house last summer and now that spring is near I am cleaning out beds and getting things ready for this spring/summer. I have a shed out back that I thought had a bamboo hedge growing next to it as a shield. However, the more I read about bamboo I'm not sure it's that at all. It has died or turned brown over the winter and shed all its long leaves. I wanted to trim it and clean up the bed its in but now I'm not sure if its' bamboo and if it is how to trim or cut down. It looks terrible. During last summer it was green about 7 feet tall with long leaves. The stem looks like it's bamboo with the way the stalks grow. Please help. Thanks.