Check out my 20ft Dirt Wall

DarqueSockApril 23, 2011

(Zone 6)

Well, it might be a bit less than 20ft...

Coming up the Driveway:

from the other end:

Final one from above:

Mostly concerned with the freshly scooped out portion.

Was thinking of putting evergreen trees (thuja/etc) and sorta have them curve back as they grow (using ropes/stakes). Eventually turning into a hedge.

There are TONS of granite boulers here, and a retaining wall will cost a fortune, prefer not to go that route.

I was thinking maybe some variety would be good. like having an understory of something beneith the trees, on the lower portion of the hill?



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Who scooped out the dirt? How far up the hill have you looked? Are there similar scoops further up the hill? Is there a geotechnical/geology report for the site?

It's hard to diagnose from a few photos but I would worry that you've bought a house where the toe of a larger landslide has been excavated to make a flat lot.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 1:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Edible garden nice,hope you like it

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 1:17AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We own a couple acres around the house. My parents built the house over a decade ago (they did a survey/etc). house is sorta punched out of a hillside.

Before retiring my father decided to push part of the hill back(hired guy with a back hoe), and he sorta half assed the job...

It's perfectly stable, no sliding since it was done (almost 2 years now).

PS: the 'crater' in the ground is a recently removed propane tank. Owning your own tank saves you a boat load in rental fees.
Because of the hole in the ground i'v been toying with the idea of a pond/waterfall...

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 4:51AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

There is a pond design pic,I always design 12 pics everytime.but I can't post here again.KarinL and other members don't like I post more pics.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 8:16AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need landscaping ideas for new home please
Hello everyone. We moved into our new build in November....
Please need help 100% blank slate both front and back
Hi guys glad I found this forum been reading alot of...
On Site Calculations - Area
If you do construction as well as design, sooner or...
Need landscaping ideas
Hi, we just built this house on a junior acre in zone...
Sponsored Products
Minx Satin Nickel One-Light Mini Pendant with Black Zebra Glass
$130.00 | Bellacor
Beaumont Thermostatic 2 Outlet Shower System, 8 Rose & 6 Jet Sprays
Hudson Reed
Virtu USA VTU-3567 67-inch Serenity Free Standing Soaking Tub
Kristal Concealed 2 Outlet Twin & Diverter Thermostatic Shower Valve
Hudson Reed
Large Courtly Check Candlestick
$115.00 | Horchow
Campania International Awakening Garden Statue - S-458 - NATURAL
$179.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™