Yeah pretty much where you can see red dirt up to the grass was the slope before - plenty of room for a container nowWas the natural ground a slope from the back fence to the grassy area? A la the side fence? If so you have done a mighty fine job. Hard to imagine you did this with a bucket and spade.
I have, pics hereHas anyone built a pump track in their backyard? I'm thinking about building one for kids and incorporating it into the paths around the veggie garden in the middle of my backyard. Looking for inspiration if anyone has pics.
Nice! Love it. What size area is taken up by a track like that? Can't quite read the scale on your plan.I have, pics here
Still not planted out but the design is here
Actually going to use 2400 x 200 x 50 sleepers - I need about 11 joiners / end pieces all up - Could use these but designed for blocks or the actual wall inserts Should use these but should not do a 2.4m run on them so would have to got to 1.8 sleeper at longest - The advantage to these is I...www.rotorburn.com
Amazing job.So the digger finished up this morning would’ve been finished yesterday except for the fan belt breaking, owner knocked $100 off the hire down to $300 and then we slipped the eldest boy some money to cover his time and diesel. Now I need to get the bloke over to the retaining wall, going to probably go with sandstone coloured stackstone or brown timber look concrete sleepers. There is a lot of soil left over but by the time we back fill the retaining wall and fill the garden beds then whatever is left over will go into the backyard so I can level out the grass area and build another couple of retaining walls but only 400mm, I hope.
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I hate parting with money and I’m a bit of control freak but time is money, I was lucky enough for my son to be able do the job and have access to the digger bonus it was cheap. The next part is going to be costly but we are going to do it once, the concrete sleepers are twice the price but won’t rot and hopefully look better, as we are looking at the stone finish, second from the top to match the rest of the garden.@cammas, good work getting the digger in. I've been 'preparing' an area for new paving in my backyard for a year now. I have a problem with DIY; often think it's a failure on my part to call someone else in to do a job. Just sent off an enquiry to a landscaping company to come in and level it and pave it for me. Time is precious and I don't have a lot with 2 young kids now. Don't have a lot of money either, but can always make more of that