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Garden erosion


Me and partner bought a new build around 2 years ago. The garden was built up about a metre to meet the patio from the house. Over time the garden has started to erode and drop further down the garden. I’ve built a retaining wall at the bottom of the garden and filled a space between the retaining wall and garden with 40mm stone for drainage. When I was completing this job I notice that the builder had put down weed sheet then put around a foot of top soil and turfed the area. The ground underneath the sheet is just spoil from digging out other jobs by the looks. With the wall installed, how do I stop the erosion continuing if I lift the turf, put more top soil down and re turf? Any help would be much appreciated 


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,686
    I’m afraid my imagination is slipping downhill these days too.

    Could you show us a photo?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DarleydameDarleydame Posts: 18
    edited January 2019
    You aren't the only one @pansyface. I expect everyone is struggling to understand this post judging by the lack of answers.
    @yorkie_11 Dont understand what you mean by erosion. Do you mean the earth is moving downhill or is the garden settling and compacting? 

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364
    Erosion as such is usually caused by water running through the soil . Are there any small streams about.?
     Where I live there are a number of shifting sands near a mere and in one road several holes have appeared over the time. I dont want to scare you but it could cause your foundations .
    Is your garden on much if a slope? The water could still be running through. 
    What is the soil like.? 
    Are there good drainage holes at the base of your wall.?
    A metre of wet soil could need proper drainage pipes at the bottom of the mound of soil.
    Good luck with that.

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

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