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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I'm looking for any suggestions/confirmation of my thoughts about a small "semi" raised patio. Sorry that this is long! The house is in the Oakland California hills so we don't have frost, etc. The soil is mainly clay. The home built in the 1940s on a hillside. The hillside is being held...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I bought my first house last year and have been steadily working on fixing it up. I am thinking about tackling the yard soon but need some advice. I live in central Arkansas and my home is located in a densely forested area, i.e. lots of shade. My current lawn is very patchy and thin, and I want...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Along the pool fence I want to put a flowerbed. In the pictures you can see where I threw 3 blueberry bushes in. Well, now the grass is basically growing straight up and holding the plants in the hillside. A heavy wind will probably make them topple over. I am thinking about putting a flowerbed...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Not sure how to make the elevation change with the fence. Using 4 ft aluminum fence all around. Fence will attach to house with a gate over side walk. Then it will need to jump up hillside and go behind the retaining wall. Not sure how to make the elevation change with the fence. Retaining...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I HATE the ivy holding the dirt in place on my front lawn. It was there when I bought the house. I've already started removing it but I don't know what I want to put in its place. I was thinking of installing a 2'-3' timber retaining wall and leveling the yard enough to plant grass. 1) Any...
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