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My sloping garden

Hi everyone,

I've just bought a house with a large, but sloped garden. 

What I would like to do is separate the one slope into 3 flat surfaces.

Does anyone have an idea for the best way to do this?

Many thanks, 



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,370

    Does it slope away from the house downwards or upwards? If you terrace a slope that is sharply upwards from the house, you end up facing a wall. If it is only a slight slope you can put in a few steps. A big slope might need a meandering path. Have you a photo giving  an idea of size, slope etc?

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050

    Depending on the size of the slope you could use brick walls or sleepers as retaining walls. Try and measure how much lower or higher the slope is from the level area and you can work out the height needed for the walls. If using sleepers they will need to be pinned. Bricks should be engineering quality And the wall double width.

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050

    Does not look too bad from that photo. Have you investigated that heap in the corner? Could it be an old compost heap thats been grassed over? If you get rid of that heap, it just looks as though you could screed it almost level. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,196

    If you're looking for ideas, there's a garden/nursery in Devon called 'Wildside' with some lovely ideas for planting slopes image

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I would follow hogweeds advice and investigate what's buried underneath those mounds towards the back of the garden. The soil shouldn't be heaped up like that by the fences, it will rot the timber.

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