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Best dwarf shrub varieties which has shallow roots to plant near building wall
I'd like to grow oleanders that won't impact the wall or foundation of my building. I noticed that dwarf oleanders could be a solution as it's known not to grow more than 3 feet tall. ( Click here to ...
Is there a way to make a honeysuckle cover the lower parts of a wall?
I have a few honeysuckles planted in borders and I imagined they’d gradually cover the walls. But now I notice the bulk of their growth is on top while the lower parts remain sparse. Is there a trick ...
How to attach things to cinder block walls? (For training wisteria plant)
I have a wisteria plant that I would like to train into long, horizontal branches. It's growing against a cinder block wall. I tried screwing some masonry screws into it, but those just ground a hole ...
Getting Rid of Tree of Heaven Growing on Top of Retaining Wall
I am growing increasingly concerned over plethora of various invasive species, particularly Tree of Heaven, growing on top of 12’ stone retaining wall. I am afraid root systems are fracturing it. If ...
How to fix a dry stacked stone retaining wall on a ash hill?
I have a stocked rock wall that helps to keep my hill from falling. I also should mention that I live on a hill made of ash as well. Over the years of my nanny living here and now me the rocks have ...
What type of trees for space behind boulder wall?
We live in Boise ID and just built a brand new house. We live in a bit of a hilly part of town so we reclaimed some of the land for my kids to play in by digging back a hill and installing a large ...
Approach to dealing with sloping bed
The ground in front of my house slopes down fairly aggressively from right to left. This leaves an awkward sloping garden bed between my driveway, house, front steps, and sidewalk. See photo below. ...
Is it Possible to Correct Slump in Stone Retaining Wall?
My stone retaining wall has slumped over time: It may be a little hard to detect in pics, but it has sunk about two to three inches in middle :--( I don't want to tear down and rebuild, nor can I ...
Is a Corten steel planter strong enough to be used as retaining wall?
My backyard is sloped with various boulders and retaining wall bricks used to create random terraces and slopes (I wouldn’t consider them terraces more like slopes). I am trying to remove retaining ...
Can mafia blocks be safely drilled into for fence posts?
I have mafia blocks for a retaining wall and would like to put a fence directly on it, can they be drilled into for fence posts or are they too brittle for drilling?
What is the best way to train a star jasmine up a wall?
Also, what size wires would be used in terms of thickness and how far apart should they be spaced?
How close to a PVC stormwater drain can I get with a retaining wall post?
I'm building a retaining wall along the length of my shed. I was hoping to run it 250mm offset from the shed. However, I've discovered a stormwater pipe running parallel for some of the proposed wall, ...
Calculate maximal slope angle of tarrain above a retaining wall
I want to build a retaining wall in my garden with stones like that (I don't know the english word for it, in German it is called "Pflanzsstein"). I.e. something like this: My problem is that all ...
Leveling Stack Block
I'm building a stack block wall using interlocking block. The base level went well - things are level and all the block are stable. But as I layer on additional levels, minor inconsistencies in the ...
Weep holes in garden retaining wall
I have a garden (20 x 20 feet) which has a retaining wall of nearly 10 feet on two sides. The garden has a gradient and slopes about 1 to 2 feet towards the retaining walls from the highest point ...
What should I do about a tree that is growing over my retaining wall?
My house I recently moved back into has a tree in the side yard that has over-grown the small retaining wall after 10+ years. I didn't know this was going on as I was an absentee owner for a while, ...
What sort of foundation does a Serpentine wall need
I am considering having a total 210 foot run of 6 foot high serpentine wall built out of concrete block, brick, or a combination. Made up of 100' of wall + 4' gateway + 30' of wall + 10' gateway + 40' ...
Would a Crinkle Crankle (Serpentine) Wall be strong enough to sit on?
We are designing a courtyard with a knee wall that would be run between lawn and brick patio. The idea is to define the space and to provide a comfortable place to sit. This is an old house on an ...
Best Retaining wall solution adjacent to fence
Wall 24 inches in height. Want to minimize gap between fence and wall Contractor wants to nail 2x12s against the fence to create the small retaining wall. I don't like that because of the load on ...
How should I re-stack a dry stone wall?
My house has a stone wall on one side of the property line. Over the years, the stones have definitely shifted. How do I properly re-stack the rocks? I'd like to know how to maintain the wall so that ...
How do you build an 8' high retaining wall out of mafia blocks?
This may not belong here as it relates more to hardscaping, but let's see what you think: A job we are working on requires a retaining wall of approximately 8'. "We" plan to build it out of mafia ...
How is natural stone sold and what should I know?
What types of places can I buy natural stone for various landscaping uses, like steps, patios, and walls? What are the different kinds of stone that are available? What do I look for when making a ...