Return to the Hillside Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Problem Backyard Slope

Posted by ivymlp 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 29, 10 at 13:49

I have a problematic slope in my backyard, I've been living with it for over a year now and still have no idea where to even start with a backyard design. My yard isn't that large to begin with and the slope makes it near impossible to do anything out there.

The yard faces east to west - lowest part in the east. My septic system is somewhere under that hill - they house inspector never did find it...and he and a six foot pole so it's deep.

Any suggestions or ideas? I would really like to make my yard somewhere I could enjoy.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Problem Backyard Slope

I'm glad you have a before picture, become the after that will come someday will be really different.

You can't dig deep or plant trees because of the septic lines, but you could structure that slope with a low retaining wall, which will make your yard look way more interesting. Some spilling things along the edge of the wall and you have a lovely picture.

A structure changed in elevation naturally "creates more space". Lots of potential.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hillside Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here