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small landscape wall

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by sgallaher, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Here is a picture of a small landscape wall that we just built for a customer, have one more to build in the front of the house. Also laid sod in the back yard and will be spreading topsoil and re-doing the rest of the yard. What do you think?

  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Looks nice. Are those Pavestones?
  3. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Thanks. They are the English Garden Wall from EP Henry, Autumn Harvest color.
  4. mklawnman

    mklawnman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Hey for those small of walls did you put a base under that wall? Like alittle TB for a base then backfilled with topsoil?
    Looks great.
  5. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    I dont think thos little walls need a base its only 2 courses really...as long as ya dont disturb the dirt of theground too much itll be fine.

  6. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    We do a lot of those smaller walls. We still strip out the topsoil and place at least a 3" layer of mdified stone as a base.
  7. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I am working on a wall like that at my house, but its 2 rows higher. I used filling sand as a base and a level to create a even foundation. Does anyone else use sand under the first row. It has turned out well so far. I may post pics when it is done!
  8. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    I've done several walls using small block. Looks good, yea i usually just dig down a couple of inches tamp the soil and put in the blocks then back filled with crushed stone.
  9. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Acutally the wall is 4 courses high, it's hard to see because the ground in front of it has not been leveled yet. Yeah, we put about a 4" base and compacted it well. It's a new house and didn't want it to settle too much.
  10. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Is there a stone missing at the end on the left side?

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