Backyard Disaster
Lisa Lampley
May 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Our back yard is atrocious. We are clueless as to what to do to fix it. It is at a hopelessly steep slope. Both of the neighbors don't seem to have a steep yard and haven't had any problems. My husband is a youth minister, so we try to have kids over a lot. I would love to have a backyard that is able to entertain during the summertime but don't know where to start.
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Start with deciding on your budget. Then collect ideas. You may need to make changes in stages.
May 21, 2013 at 7:57am     
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hazeldazel
hire a landscape architect (not just a landscaper) to get ideas. You might have to do them in stages or save up to get the job done since you really want to use this space and it is really steep. You have to consider drainage and other things, so you can't just dig or plop more dirt on until it's flat. But I think they will have ideas for you that you won't have thought of to solve your dilemma.
May 21, 2013 at 8:04am     
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alisonheppell
Different sized flat levels with decking,in England on our steep garden I have a dry stone wall!
May 21, 2013 at 8:10am     
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