What to put behind the retaining wall??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by benabarlow, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. benabarlow

    benabarlow LawnSite Member
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    Any ideas of what to put behind this retaining wall?? I was thinking of putting in large pots in the crushed stone and putting some creeping junipers to fill in behind it. I don't want to put dirt in over the rocks cause i don't want to disrupt the water draining from the hill side. Can Junipers live in large pots for a long period of time? Thanks in advanced!!!

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  2. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Use a high quality geosynthetic fabric to cover stone, then cover fabric with good topsoil. Shouldn't affect drainage.
  3. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 359

    convince them to go with a ground cover. Example Red crushed brick it would look really good and will make the plants stand out alot and the wall will really look good with the brick in behind it, but do the brick all over the whole area there behind the wall.
  4. benabarlow

    benabarlow LawnSite Member
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    Will the roots penetrate the fabric??
  5. oakhillslandscaping

    oakhillslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    you dont want to leave anything in the pot, other wise the plant will strangle itself, roots shouldnt penetrate and top soil wont effect the drainage, also try things like hens and chicks or perenials

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