Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by rescuedlawn, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. rescuedlawn

    rescuedlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Help with cheap ideas on this small slope



  2. rescuedlawn

    rescuedlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    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
  3. Barnabas

    Barnabas LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    Anything else will wash out... Maybe building a rail wall would fit in his budget? I dont see that being much cheaper though.
  4. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    How about a ground cover? It'll be more maintenance longterm but lower cost to install.
  5. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    if he is cheap, johnsongrass.
  6. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    If he's too cheap for the cheapest option, why are you wasting your time?
  7. rescuedlawn

    rescuedlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    That was one of my suggestions but the possibility of snakes?
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  8. wat5150

    wat5150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    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.
  9. 94gt331

    94gt331 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,718

    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.
  10. rescuedlawn

    rescuedlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    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.

    thanks for the input.
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