Base for a low gabion wall
Following lots of renovations we have keenly had a fence erected along the back of our garden to stop the world being able to look into our house. There is a patio and then a strip of soil about 8m wide and 2.5 metres deep where I plan to have a patch of grass/wild flowers.....mostly for my dog......don't judge me!! However now the fence is up I can see the ground slopes down towards the fence. somehow didn't notice it before. So I have ordered gabion baskets and stones and started to dig out a base. They will be 50cm deep, 50cm high and run the width of the fence. My theory being the gabion wall sits in front of the fence retaining the soil so it doesn't rot the fence. I imagine the soil will be back filled up to about half way up the gabion. My questions are can just a soil base take the gabions and will it just sit in front of a fence.....I'm now a bit worried as it is retaining soil it will push back against the fence and I have visions of it bursting out the back of the fence onto a neighbours path! Hope that makes sense, advice really appreciated!