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Old 09-19-2013, 08:30 PM
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Help with cheap ideas on this small slope
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:45 PM
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Help with cheap ideas on this small slope
This is for a buddy of mine. He wants to put steps in where it washes away in the first pic and the rest he wants to do anything that is not too costly. Its about 2-3 feet tall.

I suggested to put fabric down and then just use some stones. That would be the cheapest but even that is too much for him. Such a cheap skate
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:13 AM
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Anything else will wash out... Maybe building a rail wall would fit in his budget? I dont see that being much cheaper though.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:33 AM
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How about a ground cover? It'll be more maintenance longterm but lower cost to install.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:31 PM
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:58 PM
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If he's too cheap for the cheapest option, why are you wasting your time?
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:02 PM
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How about a ground cover? It'll be more maintenance longterm but lower cost to install.
That was one of my suggestions but the possibility of snakes?
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:22 PM
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Pretty much anything you do there isnt going to be super cheap. I mean if you want it to work and look nice. Tell him to cough up the cash or its going to stay like that. What else can you do? Cutting corners will only make more of a mess for him in the long run.
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Pretty much anything you do there isnt going to be super cheap. I mean if you want it to work and look nice. Tell him to cough up the cash or its going to stay like that. What else can you do? Cutting corners will only make more of a mess for him in the long run.
Agreed, just take this comment right here and have your friend read it. If he wants to spend alittle money, you could add mulch and some junipers. I would go with larger ones if he's on a budget. They will take up some space. Add some bolders also to take up space.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:13 AM
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Agreed, just take this comment right here and have your friend read it. If he wants to spend alittle money, you could add mulch and some junipers. I would go with larger ones if he's on a budget. They will take up some space. Add some bolders also to take up space.
Junipers were my first suggestion but he was concerned for snakes since its so close to the house. Then I said to use boulders and rocks to make it maint free or cough up some cash and put up a retaining wall or level it off some more.

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