level up path

pingping Posts: 70
Hi,
i am starting to level up my new garden that hope to be children friendly. It wasn't been treated by previous owner and the paving slabs had been dug out and sold so it's a sloppy path now, as seen in pics, and my little toddler keep on falling over while we are out to play. I have just started to lay some soil that i dug up from the front garden hopefully they will slowly form a base to put slabs or bricks down to make steps. not sure if i am doing the right thing, as my older boy thinking i am building a mud path for him!!🤦🏽 well at least he had some fun in the garden but i need to work quicker so the soil are not disappearing???
any lovely ideas i can work things better? Thank you for all help!!😊 



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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,592
    You could put wooden boards across to form step edges and pile the soil behind to make wide level steps - very quick to do. Like this - https://www.diy.com/ideas-advice/how-to-build-garden-steps/CC_npci_100146.art the one under 'make a simple log step'
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  • pingping Posts: 70
    You could put wooden boards across to form step edges and pile the soil behind to make wide level steps - very quick to do. Like this - https://www.diy.com/ideas-advice/how-to-build-garden-steps/CC_npci_100146.art the one under 'make a simple log step'


    thank you it's very interesting I might want to give it a go as a temp solution!!


  • pingping Posts: 70
    I would make the path as flat as possible with as few steps as possible. I would not waste good soil for where the paving will go: rocks, clay soil, sand etc is what you should use. 


    hi,

    thank you for your advise. those are soil I dug out for my front garden bed, which consist of mix soil that haven't been treated years and been growing with weeds and grass. it will go to the garden waste anyway as I have bags full still!! : ( but I will definitely add sand and rocks to make sure they will stay.

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