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Ideas please..... will this work?

Posted by Kelster42 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 2, 13 at 0:47

We recently purchased a new home, the landscaping was done for us but we have a ton of wasted space on a slope. The backyard isn’t very big and I really would like a garden. I was thinking of a retaining wall using bricks along the wood fence and then leveling out some flat area for a garden, but not sure if that would work. Also I would like to plant an apple tree would it work at the base of the slope?
Thanks for your help this is our first home and I am so proud we saved enough to purchase now just want to make it the best 


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RE: Ideas please..... will this work?

It is a pathetic arrangement to have a fence a the bottom of a slope like this. Since we cannot see the overall arrangement of the property (and the other side of the fence) it's not possible to make suggestions on how to fix.


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Here are a few more pictures...I really appreciate any suggestions. Behind the fence is a smaller slope into a greenbelt with blackberry bushes etc...


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RE: Ideas please..... will this work?

I can't tell how much space there is between the fence and the existing lawn, but you could create a 2 tier terrace (which I'm not sure that you have room for after the width of the blocks) or one large retaining wall with a center step to reach each side if you just want a garden. Otherwise, I'd just grow grass and leave it. Put the garden on level land somewhere else.

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RE: Ideas please..... will this work?

Oh yeah, and I'm not a professional. Please consult a pro before doing this to make sure you have enough strength to hold back the wall of dirt.


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