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back filling a bed with dirt but the back wall is a chain link fence

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by vfig777, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. vfig777

    vfig777 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I’m building a stone wall in a customers back yard, 3 ft in front of there chain link fence. Customer wants it back filled with dirt and mulch. What do I use to prevent the dirt and mulch from falling through the fence? I was thinking of getting some pressure treated wood and cutting them to size and laying them up against the fence. Any suggestions

  2. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Sounds to me like there's no need for a wall.
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    yep thats your answer
  4. vfig777

    vfig777 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Its what the customer wants. She wants some small shrubs and flowers. If I dont do it, shes gonna pay someone else
  5. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    If you want to do it professionally, you should build a back wall against the fence using cinderblocks or something like that.
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Pressure treated landscape timbers or block would be fine.Or the same stone you are useing for the front of the bed.
  7. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Why is the fence necessary? Could it be removed? If it's for a dog, suggest a radio collar system. If it's for a pool, consider a different material.

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