retaining wall(s)

stacysuApril 14, 2010

My daughter and I have been in our new house for a little over a year now. I am ready to research putting in retaining wall(s) in the slope in my back (side) yard. I have some ideas from photos posted here and at other sites on the internet (as well as from magazines and mom!). I would like to utilize the upper corner of the slope for a "sun deck" of some kind (putting lounge chairs up there) because the view from there is great! I also want to have room for not only flowering plants and shrubs but some veggies as well. Any help? Please!! I'm not sure how to submit my photos... I'll work on this.

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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

I haven't ever posted photos, but here are GW's instructions on how to do so:
http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/pepper/2002072150000611.html

This forum (Landscape Design) is one that does not allow direct posting of photos (it has no gallery), so you'll need an account with a photo-hosting site like Photobucket.

Do you have any idea how high a wall you'll need?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 8:33PM
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    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 9:12PM
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stacysu

sorry... i am practicing how to put a photo directly into this posting.

IMG src=http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af262/stacysu/landscaping%20ideas/house1.jpg

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 9:25PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

stacysu, when I highlight one of your addresses with my Firefox add-on (as if I were trying to post an image), it adds this before the address:
[img src="

and this after the address:
" /]

Yes, there's a blank space in each one of those sets of symbols.

Replace the brackets I used above ([ ]) with these symbols instead ().

When you finish writing your post, click on the Preview Message button below the message box. If you got the code right, the image(s) will show up in the preview.

The Firefox add-on is BBCodeXtra; it's free. On this board, I use the third option (xhtmlXtra). The add-on also allows me to italicize, underline, post a link, etc., without having to know or type in the needed codes.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 9:57PM
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hilltop_gw

To input your jpg image just use code like below except at the beginning of the phrase you input img src="http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af262/stacysu/landscaping%20ideas/house1.jpg";

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 10:34AM
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stacysu

Thank you so much for your help with attaching photos! This is such a friendly group!!
:-)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 12:32PM
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