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Flowerbed on a hill

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by TheKingNJ, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    I need to construct a flowerbed soon and the majority of it is going to be on a hill. Is there anything special I can do to prevent the mulch from falling down to the bottom of the hill during a rainstorm.
  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    How about creating a terraced bed into the hillside?Use retaining wall block for the edging in order to keep the mulch in place.You could even use scallop brick edging to hold the mulch in.
  3. lawnboy30

    lawnboy30 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Can you build part of a retaining wall to hold it in? Kinda of a half moon.
  4. bobdaduke

    bobdaduke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    How about using river rock 3/8"
  5. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    yeah i really can't do a retaingwalls, i'll have to take a picture of it and post it
  6. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306


    Try what I like to call "boulder scape" Take large rocks/boulders and place them in no order, no pattern, basically strategically placed across the hill. Then inbetween put your shrubs and plants, this combination will usually hold back mulch and other material as long as you dont have any serious drainage problems in the area.

    Good Luck, lemme know if you have any other questions.


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