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Old 10-26-2017, 07:31 PM   #1
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I have a sloped area that is next to the garage. It has a bricked area-which is it's highest point. It runs down hill to the gate (wood storage). The garage and drive border it on one side with a privacy fence on the other. I have the area filled in with pea gravel at the moment (I had a TON left over from the patio project). There are t slices of half rounds that butt up to the fence and "kinda" keep the gravel from going under the fence and further down hill.

I need input/ideas on what can be done with this slightly sloped area that doesn't include grass. Brick or block doesn't work either.

I say hill but it is really a lightly sloped area. Maybe 4ftx6ft.

There is a photo in my landscaping album. I'm not sure how to attach to this post.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:55 AM   #2
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C'mon....? Anyone? Granted I can't do anything till spring anyway. It can't be stepped-sloped only. I guess I could poor some sort of barrier. Concrete would be the only cost....oh and the forms to make it. I threw the last ones out! The ? is what to slope it with that isn't grass. Concrete would be tacky. I GUESS I could stick with the rock...ugh.
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Red lava rock over real heavy landscape fabric. Seen the wood Lilly pads before, they never seem to last, but I don't know what was or wasn't done to them.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:08 PM   #4
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thx, that on another post. they r 8 inches thick with gravel and drainage under. Plus sealed top and bottom (not around though). those pieces were just left over from the other project.
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I have the area filled in with pea gravel at the moment (I had a TON left over from the patio project). There are t slices of half rounds that butt up to the fence and "kinda" keep the gravel from going under the fence and further down hill.

I need input/ideas on what can be done with this slightly sloped area that doesn't include grass. Brick or block doesn't work either.


Ayuh,..... Dig out, 'n cart off the pea stone, atleast 75% of it,....

Then fill it back in with 3/4"minus crusher run crushed stone,...The remainin' pea stone will mix in, 'n be able to be compacted,....
Rake to to grade, 'bout an inch high, 'n pound it in with the compaction toy of yer choice,.....
Plate tamper might work, but that's a small area,...
Refill, rake out any highs or lows, compact some more til yer Happy, then go have a beer,...
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You are hilarious! You talk like that or do it for effect? Ive seen both ways.
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Ayuh,.....
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Do you walk in this area regularly, or are you just trying to control erosion and make it look good? I had a slope at my last house on either side of my house bordering my walkout basement. When I put deck stairs up I planted groundcover and put some mulch around the plants until they filled in.
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Not frequently but no plants won't work. It is the walkway to our firewood storage. It's just an odd area. I have added more slices of the wood rounds and may glue then to eachother to make it sturdier. We will see.
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