Retaining Wall on Slope
I have a pretty steep slope on my front yard. I just pulled out some overgrown lorapetalums from in front of the crepe myrtle tree in the pic. They were ugly as heck, but their root systems were well established and helped with erosion. I think I need to add a retaining wall in addition to new ornamental grass plantings to replace the erosion control and improve the look.
BUT, all of the videos show walls being built on ground that is not nearly as sloped as mine. The only thing I can find about slopes is "start at the lowest point". Ok, got that. But does anyone have any better or more detailed information? Do I start at the lowest point, dig my footer ditch only at that spot, and then build up until it reaches the level of the next lowest point of the slope where I would then dig that footer layer, and so on?
Anyone done this, or have a video to link that shows it sort of step by step for dummies?