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Subsurface Barrier

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Subsurface barrier

Revised prompt

Visualize an underground barrier, typically associated with geological formations or construction efforts. The scene portrays the cross-sectional view of beneath the surface, showcasing layers of soil, rocks and sediment, which are divided by a strong, solid barrier. The barrier can be of various materials like concrete, metal or a thick layer of impermeable rock that prevents any subsurface flow. An ambiance of light to dark transition from top to bottom should be maintained to depict depth with varying layers of different shades.


This seems to be a bit over the top to use as a subsurface barrier to prevent bamboo from spreading.

I've read that

The most effective way to keep bamboo plants from spreading is to install a subsurface barrier. To be useful for long term containment,  the boundary should be made of HDPE (High-density polyethylene) and should be installed around the planting area .

Even when I asked for

subsurface barrier made from HDPE

I got

Create an image of a subsurface barrier made from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). This device, used in civil engineering, appears as a thick, durable plastic layer that is often installed into the ground to control the flow of groundwater or contaminants. The barrier should be shown in a cutaway view, with some soil layers visible both above and below, demonstrating how it functions in the subsurface environment. The HDPE material should project strength and durability, with a smooth surface and a uniform, clean color that contrastively stands out from the surrounding soil.

When I asked for

subsurface barrier made from HDPE. A sheet of black polyethylene to prevent bamboo from spreading.

the generated image still demonstrated no understanding.

Finally I gave it the "most effective" quote.

Conclusion: Don't try to use AI to help you solve real world gardening problems.


Last updated:

11th June 2024