Friday, June 6, 2014

Fixing A Steep Bank

We have a small area beside the house that is steep and shady making it hard to grow grass and mow, so we decided to do something else.  Since Bev is always looking for new places to put plants (she can’t control herself at a plant sale), we decided to terrace it using the common wall stones in use today.  I forgot to get a shot before we began, but this is what it looked like early on.



I hired some guys to build the walls and back fill in early spring, then we haired a neighbor kid to do the planting and spread the mulch to get it to this point and I’m confident many more plants will follow.



This is a shot from the top and we still have the section below the wall to plant and mulch.



The area is now ready for the blogger party.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

Larry

6/3/14 event date

15 comments:

  1. You guys did a fantastic job with a tricky and difficult slope. Way to go!
    See you Saturday.
    Sam

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  2. Great way to fix that steep bank, you did a wonderful job.
    Amazing how those trees got green leaves so quickly with a new garden there.

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  3. Great work Larry. Looking forward to seeing it in person tomorrow!

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  4. That is great! We are about to have to redo our back slope. Not looking forward to it!

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  5. What a delightful garden! I love how very creative Becky's projects are. So fanciful! There's really a lot of inspiration in these gorgeous pictures. Brenda, such a fun site to find!
    japanese-garden

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  6. Wow! It looks awesome Larry.

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  7. Very nice landscaping Larry. The shot from the top really shows how steep it is. Hope the blogger party goes wonderfully - as I am sure it will. Happy weekend!

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  8. That terracing looks really nice. Those preformed stones really are a landscaping godsend, aren't they?

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  9. It's great and the more flowers, the better! Madison looks beautiful in the post below! Good for her attending the prom!

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  10. What a transformation! I really like how it looks.

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  11. As you know, parts of our yard are similar.. We have those kinds of rock walls and raised beds in several places. They work well--and Bev will be happy with the end results... BUT---we did ALL of our work ourselves... Nobody ever said that we could hire it out!!!!!! ha ha
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Larry, Those folks that you hired did a nice job on your hillside! I do believe that the engineer in you might have had something to do with the design... Looking forward to the party on Saturday! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave and Laurie

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  13. It looks really nice, Larry! Wow, what a beautiful difference it made.

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful transformation. The people you hired did a wonderful job...so much easier than trying to do it yourself. You have lots of new planting area.

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