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Garden Project - Some way how to make garden surface level.

Hello. I am looking for a way to make a sloped area of my garden level.
The idea that I have is digging a small trench to lay a concrete foundation to build a brick or wooden barricade to hold the earth back. Am I doing the right thing or do I need to do something different?



  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Dealing with levels and walls in a garden is a bit tricky. If you have not done anything like it before, I would suggest getting a landscaper in to do it. Or at least to give advice.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    It sounds about right, ive seen it done with sleepers on the tv, dont they call it terracing? But i agree with hogweed, especially if there is a lot to do, even a local builder should be able to help. image
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,741
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,092

    I have done lots and lots of terracing using 6ft wooden posts driven into the ground, and then spent scaffolding boards and parts of a wooden roof that fell down to hold the earth back.  I did have a digger man move the earth around, but me and husband did all the terracing.

    on what was the steepest bit i have lots of short terraces and made that the vegetable garden.  On the other bits just two or three terraces which does not give a flat bit between then, but its now ok to garden on.  Well, mostly!

    using recycled wood is cheap, but you wont end up with a very smart look, depends what you are after.  I paid £1 each for the scaff boards. The collapsed roof was £100 and was a bargain, lovely wood.  Hope this helps.

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