May , If your steep hill gets full sun and doesn t encounter an overwhelming amount of rain or water runoff, consider dotting it with thyme, the fragrant, delicate herb is easy to grow and blooms pink in the spring For a gentle slope within a lawn, try terracing sections of the yard to create flower beds.
Nov , Before we get into the materials, you ll need to determine if your yard is suitable for a rink I wrote a post on this process recently, but I ll summarize it for you The way to do this is by using wooden stakes, string, a line level, and a tape measure to determine your yard s slope Start by staking out the four
Feb , What to Know About Adding a Backyard Bocce Ball Court If you re beguiled by bocce s seductive charms and want to bring the game home, here are eight elements of design and construction to know before planning The subgrade must be flat from from end to end, sloping slightly from sides to spine.
Dec , sloping deck joists In this picture, you can see that the contractor who was building this deck has been busy building up the substructure (joists) for the deck on top of Since I don t show too much in terms of finished photography on this site, this might be the best view you re going to get of this backyard.
Jan , My foundation and thick floor slab required about cubic yards worth, which cost me in total The base price of per cubic yard was much higher than I ve paid in the past, but all the local companies were in that range blame it on the building boom This was my third large concrete pour.
Jun , Forming swimming pools and pool decks Landscaping Creating theater stadium seating Creating level building pads on steep sloped lots Given its lightweight, contractors can use geofoam to simplify construction of retaining walls needed to level steep sloped lots Geofoam drastically reduces or can
Jan , A slanted yard may be challenging, but it also provides opportunities for beauty and fun Make the most of your sloped lot with artful stone, terraces, built ins or even a slide these creative outdoor spaces tackle the problem with style Contemporary Contemporary Deck by Universal Developing.
Jan , The site slopes down from the rear to the front, with the backyard higher than the front entry The architects addressed this by To compensate for this, they placed a generously sized walk in pantry built with George Fethers Co wood veneer in Nero behind the kitchen With secret doors that match the
Jan , A curved roof mimics this slope, while the platforms upon which the house is built imitate the deck of a yacht or cruise ship Modern Exterior by Samara Greenwood Architecture Samara Greenwood Architecture To build on a steep coastal site This two bedroom vacation house sits on a steep coastal site
Nov , backyard fire pit So you might recall that the new screened deck created a bit of a problem for our old fire pit The new deck stairs wrap I told him that I wanted to create more of a campfire feel and that I wanted to make it work in the area of the yard that is slightly sloped And then he did this diy backyard
Mix up the concrete, adding colorant if desired We used QUIKRETE concrete and colorant for our curb Pour the concrete into the form, using a trowel to smooth it level with the top Round off the front edge of the concrete with an edging tool Create an indentation in the top of the concrete every to with a scoring tool to
Sep , Garden Levels Transform a Steep Slope in Australia Untouched for decades, this steep site in Northridge, a suburb of Sydney, had an unusable sloping lawn with an unfortunate view of the family s Turpentine, a durable Australian hardwood, was used for the decks, lounge chairs and carport wall.
Readers Dominique and Eric Butters of Silver Spring, Maryland, cut into the slope behind their home, lined the ledge with interlocking concrete blocks, and Reader Clifford Parker of Jamestown, California, raised the grade in his yard and built a hybrid stone and timber wall to hold up the outer edge of a new gravel drive.
May , It s hard to really give a set of plans or a how to because this was built very specific to my backyard This area of the yard is sloped, so some of the posts are dug in deeper than others The playhouse clubhouse miniature deck (whatever you want to call it) is almost feet wide and feet deep The sides of
Jun , Hi Sugarplum Horizontal Fence I was at work during most of the building, but I did snap a few progress pics to give you an idea of how it was constructed We used × inch cedar boards, with posts spaced feet apart We wanted it feet tall, but our lot is sloped and I didn t want the fence to stair step or
Tap down the screeds with a rubber mallet Be sure that both screed rails slope ? inches across their length that ll ensure the patio will drain rainwater With the screed rails in place, use a long screed to scrape the sand level with the screed rails Pull out the screed rails and fill the voids with stone and sand mixture.
Jun , We have a lot of great information about sheds covering everything from building a foundation to characteristics of a high quality shed We used a x to estimate a comfortable slope for our ramp, and we staked out an area just big enough to fit the concrete blocks Next I meant deck boards.
May , If you re going to put in the time to make the side yard a destination or a pleasing path to the backyard, create a sense of drama with a gate Mediterranean Container gardens along the wall create a nice view from the deck toward the side yard A side slope can present a number of design challenges.