Sloped yard fix and Pin Oaks
First post on this forum, was a passionate gardener prior to raising young kids- now most projects are for the enjoyment of the little ones-
Would like advice on how to best tackle an issue with the slope of my side yard- want to add a playset for the kids, but the land is aggressively sloped. We want to have the side yard regraded and add a fence. Raise the land up and create a more useful area.
The bottom of the slope is a runoff stream and large 50ft Pin Oaks line the bank. -stream is dry most of the time, except for after heavy rain. Question: If we build up the land ~3 feet away from the oak's trunk could it cause harm to the Oaks since there are shallow roots in our yard?
What is the best way to regrade the slope to ensure the soil holds and does not wash back into the stream? I had one proposal from a company to line the sloped edge with large boulders, fill with soil and compact heavily- not creating a boulder wall, boulders would just hold the soil and allow water to flow between. Land would be raised ~14" and a fence installed.
We just had a patio added in back so soil is disturbed in picture- going to reseed once land is raised.
Thanking you all.